‘Connect & Kōrero’: Amplifying Ethnic Youth Voices

We are proud to be collaborating with the Ministry of Youth Development, University of Auckland and Innovation Unit to organise a series of special events for ethnic young people as part of the Ethnic Youth Voices Project. 

Some background

In 2021 the Ministry of Youth Development partnered with the University of Auckland and Innovation Unit for a co-design project to better understand how government agencies work with ethnic young people, and what is needed so that ethnic youth voices are regularly included and amplified.  Four hui were held across the country, several key insights emerged and a couple of prototype ideas were identified.

One idea put forward by the youth was regular ‘meetup events’ where government agencies/policy makers can network and build relationships with ethnic young people (ages 12 – 24yrs) in a relaxed environment. 

Connect & Kōrero in Tāmaki Makaurau

We are thrilled to announce that the first of these events, ‘Connect & Kōrero’ will be taking place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on Saturday 9 July 2022!  Connect & Kōrero is for ethnic migrant and refugee background young people between the ages of 12 – 24yrs old. If this is you, and you would like to attend, read on!

Alternatively if you know ethnic young people in your communities that would love to attend – please do share this invite with them!

Essential Event Details

  • What: Connect & Kōrero
  • When: Saturday 9 July 2022
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Where: GRIDAKL Futures Lab, Level 4, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter.
  • Registration: If you’re keen to attend, head to this link to register your attendance. Don’t forget to tell us if you have any special dietary or accessibility requirements. GRIDAKL is recommending mask wearing to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • RSVP: By Thursday 30 June 2022, 5pm

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with us at [email protected]