What has been happening at Challenge 2000?
29/01/2018
2018 – February 19, Gap year Powhiri
19/02/2018

School’s back, we are ready and you can help our young people!

Want to help our young people in College?

School is back!  We have been racing around with last minute enrolments, settling in the young people to the youth houses, buying uniform kits, sorting out stationery and attending Powhiri…!

Challenge 2000 has relationships with many of the Colleges in the Wellington region. We have social workers and youth workers in Nae Nae College, Taita College, Mana College, Aotea College and Bishop Viard College. We also have students at Newlands College, Onslow College, Rongotai College, St Patrick’s Town and St Patrick’s Silverstream, St Mary’s College and St Catherine’s College and some students in Alternative education centres. Many of our young people in our youth houses attend Colleges and we are responsible for ALL their needs – including school uniforms, sports gear, stationery, extra curricular activities… the list is endless!

Many students we support also come from families that live in poverty. Who do they call? Challenge 2000! You might think WINZ can help, only problem is if families have taken out a loan before they can’t get another one….or if they haven’t they have to pay it back. It’s hard to pay even $2.00 per week back when you already can’t afford to live……so once again Challenge steps up and steps in…..we buy the items that are necessary for our young people to succeed. Lots of people talk about what they can do to help those in need, want to help but don’t know how and want their donation to GO DIRECTLY to those who need it most. Well Challenge 2000 has significant caring, positive relationships with hundreds of young people and their families AND we do make a difference.

So PLEASE have a think and you can help sponsor a young person by donating so we are able to purchase the items required for schooling and sporting! OR if you have sports gear or old school uniforms from any of the above Colleges that are in good condition let us know. Contact us directly on 04 477 6827 and speak to Megan or Bridget, or email us – meganratuki@challenge2000.org.nz or bridgetpoutasi@challenge2000.org.nz

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