Community Fale

Sexual health is still considered a taboo subject within many Pacific communities due to cultural sensitivities and a sense of embarrassment to talk openly. This means that some people are unable to respond to sexual health issues in the right way, with lack of knowledge and a sense of fear holding them back from finding solutions and seeking treatment.

Our Community Fale is all about creating an environment for Pacific people to have the confidence to speak freely and feel supported.

We support our community through:

  • Providing ongoing mentoring for those professionals supporting Pacific youth.
  • Encouraging new sexual health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Participating in community events
  • Ongoing work with community groups and businesses to develop and strengthen attitudes and ideals around sexual health.

All collaboration with community and external agencies is purposeful and serves our mission: to connect with youth, and to equip and enable them to make respectful decisions.

We work with like-minded people and organisations who love serving our community just as much as we do.

These groups include:

  • Alternative education groups
  • Private training establishments
  • Community groups
  • Community health trusts
  • Corporate organisations
  • Non-government organisations

These are just some of the agencies that we are proud to have collaborated with:

  • Health Promotion Agency – Y Tribe (alcohol campaign)
  • National Heart Foundation – #KickButt SPARK production (tobacco control campaign)
  • A.C.C (Accident Compensation Corporation) – Mates and Dates programme in high schools
  • Le Vā – White Ribbon Awareness Campaign (production piece)
  • Le Vā – GPS Conference – engaging youth (youth committee and conference presenters)
  • L’Oréal annual event – Face Your Future (programme for foster children)
  • Mangere East Family Services – Transitioning together programme
  • Raise Up youth programme – Mangere (collective of high school students from schools in Mangere)
  • Cut Above – Private training Establishment (16/18+)
  • Target Education – Alternative Education (16/18+)

If you’d like to learn more about our community initiatives, feel free to get in touch with us to find out how you can get involved.