A man who struggled in education when he was younger has developed a programme to help keep more Maori students in school and achieving later in life.
Conrad Waitoa formed Inspire in Education after seeing the number of Maori students, particularly Maori boys, not achieving national standards.
The pilot programme, which looked at the student’s strengths and weaknesses and identified career and education goals, was introduced in March this year at Havelock North Intermediate.
Mr Waitoa said he was in discussion with other schools in the rohe to expand the programme so more students could benefit from the initiative.
Inspire in Education focused on teaching the children about themselves, what they enjoyed, what they were good at and what they needed a helping hand with.
Photo: Conrad Waitoa formed Inspire in Education. Photo/Warren Buckland.
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Posted: 10 October 2017