Our Mission

Challenge 2000 is committed to responding to the Gospel by working with people in the search for personal dignity, social responsibility and social justice. These three values are the foundation of the work we do.

We work in a responsive, holistic and relational way that empowers our young people to develop their strengths, enhance their well-being and make significant and positive lifestyle choices. We also work hard to strengthen families and support them to achieve what they are capable of as well as escape some of the poverty or despair traps.

Our Goals

– Develop and deliver quality youth programmes and services that meet the needs of young people.

– Develop and deliver programmes that provide opportunities for disadvantaged and struggling families and individuals.

– Develop and deliver programmes that challenge the advantaged and privileged to adopt values and principles consistent with social justice and responsibility.

Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and Biculturalism

Challenge 2000’s commitment to biculturalism is informed by kaupapa and tīkanga Māori.  Specifically, our work is guided by four tīkanga that complement our charism:

Āhurutanga: creating a safe and nurturing space for whānau and young people

Kaitiakitanga: guarding and enhancing people’s mana, beliefs, hopes, and dreams

Whānaungatanga: fostering authentic relationships with whānau and young people grounded in manaakitanga

Wairuatanga: honouring others’ whakapapa, world-views and belief systems, including the unseen and unspoken energies between those past and present