For the Sake of Our Children Trust were pleased to attend the fundraising event for the Amokura House- a safe home for teen mothers to develop their education, parenting and life skills, Friday 4 April 2014 at Florence Court, Auckland.
Amokura House will provide a vital service for young mothers in the Manurewa community and with strong support of the local community itself.
The evening was a big success with friends and supporters across the business and social sectors in attendance who heard from Te Wakaora Tangata Trust's Chairman Mr Greg Fleming (pictured above) and two young women who have found themselves in the position of being Teen Mums and have utilised the services of the teen home itself. The Founder Indranee Reddy spoke also and highlighted the need for such a home as being vital to the community particularly to the young mothers - stating that if there is a way to prevent children from being killed as a result of child abuse or neglect this set up of a safe haven for young mothers is definitely one of many effective solutions.
For the Sake of Our Children Trust will keep our supporters updated on the progress of Amokura House
Update: Collective Declaration for our Children
For the Sake of Our Children Trust has completed its first draft of its Declaration for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, NZ. This is currently under review with the Trustees and then will be sent to key stakeholders April 21st who have indicated an interest to view and contribute.
The Trust would like to call all organisations to include child advocates, business and community leaders and health workers in Auckland who have specifically set up to mitigate child abuse and neglect to engage and discuss 'AS ONE' how we can agree and finalise a Declaration for Our Children to mitigate key factors highly correlated to child abuse and neglect and to be a public Voice to impacting further political and social change in policy and legislation.
Update: Research Development 2014
The Trust wishes to apologise for the delay in releasing its research in the number of children who have been killed as a result of child and abuse and neglect over the past 20 years. This is research is expected to be completed in May due to information required on our end to best fit the criteria for the research. As indicated the Trust has focused on 3 areas of interest: family structure, welfare dependency and the perpetrators relationship to the child.
The research will be made available to our supporters and the wider public.
Aspiring Leaders Forum - 8-11 May 2014
The Aspiring Leaders' Forum is an annual four day event that brings together the brightest, most committed and courageous young leaders from across all sectors and towns in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is run largely by a community of volunteers, which continues to grow after each successful event. Read More
Alice in Wonderland Pantomime - 3 May 2014
For the Sake of Our Children Trust wishes to thank The Shamrock Group Ltd for supporting and donating tickets to the Alice in Wonderland in aid of Radio Lollipop New Zealand Ltd to be held in Auckland, Saturday 3 May at the Logan Campbell Centre, Greenlane.
The Trust is fortunate to have sent the tickets out to 40 young Pacific Island children with their parent to see the show during the school holidays. We hope they all have a great time.
April 18-21 Easter Weekend, NZ
May 3 Alice in Wonderland Pantomime, Auckland
May 8-11 Aspiring Leaders Forum, Wellington
May 9 Completion of FSOCT Research on Child Abuse, NZ
May 11 Mother's Day, NZ
June 2 Queen's Birthday, NZ
June 10 FSOCT Trust Board Meeting, Auckland