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GRADUATES OF ANAMATA CHARITABLE TRUST


 

Rawinia Thrupp

Rawinia Thrupp

Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo (Bachelor of Teaching) Graduate

Kua whakakaha ake tēnei o ngā kura ā Anamata i ahau i roto i ōku mahi akoako I te taha ki te whanaungatanga, te manaakitanga te aroha tētahi ki tētahi. Ko te whakahau hoki I ahau me taku reo Tūhoe kia kōrerohia. “Ko te reo te waka kawe I te mātauranga”. Ko tōku reo Tūhoe tōku ahurea tōku tūāpapa, tōku taiao e ora ai ahau i ngā rā anamata.

Maui Teepa

Maui Teepa

Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo (Bachelor of Teaching) Graduate

I tohua e au ko Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata, hei wānanga ako mōku, nā te mea he wānanga mō tātau na uri whakaheke ō Tūhoe.

Kia āhei hoki ahau ki te whiwhi tohu kaiako, hei whakaako i ō tātau tamariki, kia whāngaia te reo, te mita o te reo o Tūhoe. Nā reira “He Tūhoe ahau, nō Tūhoe ahau, ko Tūhoe ahau” I runga I ēnei kōrero he wānanga nō Tūhoe hoki tēnei.

 

Vicky Timoti

Vicky Timoti

Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo (Bachelor of Teaching) Graduate

Neke atu i te tekau tau au e tiaki tamariki ana. Tino harikoa au, kua tae au ki roto o Anamata, kua whiwhi hoa hou, whiwhi mātauranga hou. Tua atu i tērā, kua timara te mahi a aku tamariki i roto i te kura. Me mutu te kata ki ētahi kei te raru i roto i te reo, me awhi atu. Ko tēnei te wānanga tuatahi kua kite au e whakahaere ana i ngā mātauranga a tōku iwi o Ngāi Tūhoe, e whakaara ana i tō tātau Tūhoetanga. Tau kē!

Ngaio Te Ua

Ngaio Te Ua

Te Tohu o Te Reo Māori (Bachelor of Te Reo Māori) Graduate

Rawe kē ngā kaiako me o rātau pūkenga ki te whakatakoto ai ngā kaupapa. Pai ki te noho ki tēna, ki tēna o ngā marae, ki te hīkoi i te whenua o Te Urewera me ngā haerenga. He pai ki au ki te ako i raro i tēnei momo akoranga.

Nā ngā mahi i Anamata, ka mōhio tonu te whakahirahiratanga ki te mau i to tātau reo rangatira, ki te mōhio ko wai au, ki te tū i tēnei ao hurihuri.

Pare Mafi

Pare Mafi

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

Anamata provides all ākonga with the opportunity to gain mastery within indigenous and clinical paradigms.  There is nowhere in the world I can learn the healing, clinical modalities, and frameworks of my iwi.  My qualifications have allowed me to gain access to Postgraduate Study, where I am working towards full registration with DAPAANZ (Addiction Practitioners Association Aotearoa NZ).

Desmond Canterbury

Desmond Canterbury

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

Te Pū Wānanga o Anamata provided me with an opportunity to study in an environment that was conducive to my learning style. These studies enhanced my current skills and knowledge base, with multiple styles of learning, quality of education and a wide variety of topics. My strengths increased in regard to leadership, decision making, quality support to my peers and I am in a better position to make change. I feel confident to challenge the norm in my work, push the boundaries and go outside the square.

Juanita Jacob

Juanita Jacob

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

I chose Anamata because the studies were held locally. The coursework had  DAPAANZ competencies which lead to becoming a registered practitioner. The learning environment was very supportive and kaupapa Māori focused.  I have become a more competent practitioner at work and have been able to apply the theory learnt in dealing with tangata whaiora suffering from CEP. My circle of networks has greatly increased which has enhanced my employment opportunities.

Adrienna Ember

Adrienna Ember

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

I chose to study at Anamata to learn a more holistic way of treatment for people with co-existing disorders and become familiar with Māori values and treatment approaches. Having the three-day wānanga per month made it easy to accommodate my other commitments. 

Doing this qualification has enhanced my chances of gaining entry into the clinical psychology programme and provides more chances into the employment market. Being a Tau-iwi from Hungary, I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to have studied with my Māori peers and excellent tutors.

Lisa Murray

Lisa Murray

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

“The suicide intervention studies offered by Anamata which I completed in 2016, has assisted with my career immensely. Anamata’s Suicide Intervention Programme has helped me understand the person who suffers a personal crisis in their life and the challenges of how to deal with it We need to be more aware, especially among our Māori whanau, and start listening more and noticing; these are the essential tools that give others the space and room to breathe and share. Time is of the essence, just say “Hi, how are things with you?” simple and meaningful to someone else. People will listen. I’m employed working with whanau, customers and staff.  I now recognise the signs of distress in individuals that enter our building. It’s not being judgemental or discriminatory, it’s about being real. We can do a lot to help someone out there, even if it’s just one; it’s the intervening before the inevitable that counts” Mauri Ora.

Christine Harvey

Christine Harvey

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

I chose a kaupapa Māori Suicide Intervention Course to better understand what drives suicide. I wanted to learn for myself and to be in a better position to work with tangata whaiora knowing how to keep people safe. I have learnt so much from this course.  It was so inspirational that I like to put most of what I learnt into my everyday practice. 

Ihipera Joyce

Ihipera Joyce

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

Anamata has a creditable qualification, good reputation and my work suggested I undertake this study. The good blend of learning with the theory, practical and group work made the learning very inspirational and the tutor is so knowledgeable, she knew everything related to our course subject. I can now speak to issues of concern with my service users with more skills and tools I have gained from these studies. I understand now how early childhood memories can affect how people will be as adults in the future and how we need to change the negative statistic held especially for Māori.

Julie Bristowe

Julie Bristowe

National Diploma in Counselling Graduate

The integrity of Anamata impresses me, as they ensure students complete their work up to the required standard, which the students bring back to their workplace. I would recommend Anamata, as I have become much more confident in my work, due to the excellent tutor. My children have become inspired by my time at Anamata due to me receiving excellence awards in both areas of study.

Debbie Rahurahu

Debbie Rahurahu

National Diploma in Counselling Graduate

I chose to study at Anamata because it aligned with my values and cultural identity, and also suited my learning style. Due to the inspiration of my studies with Anamata, I have begun my own business with the skills and knowledge to be able to meet the needs of all clients holistically regardless of culture.

Angela Whyte

Angela Whyte

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

I previously completed the National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention and went onto study the Diploma in Coexisting Disorders because of the relevance to my area of work. The learning style at Anamata is brilliant, with a mixture of assignments, competencies, placement, exam and group presentations, the fabulous tutor Dr. Candy Cookson-Cox. who delivers the information is incredible. We covered all the mental health diagnosis in depth which helps with learning the Māori Health component on the Takarangi framework as the majority of our clients are of Māori descent. By studying at Anamata, the knowledge I have gained has improved the quality service I provide, I have become more confident when working with clients, making informed decisions, and advocate effectively with service users who need it. 

 

 

Adrienne Whitehouse

Adrienne Whitehouse

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

I chose to study at Anamata because it is a Tūhoe education provider, covers the kaupapa Māori perspective and the mixed learning style suited me. The knowledge and experience our tutor Dr. Candy Cookson-Cox has shown how such an amazing role model she is, applying Iwi, tikanga and wairua interventions when working with Māori people who are the largest ethnic group at risk of suicide in New Zealand. My employer will benefit from the knowledge, confidence, and additional skills I have gained from completing this programme.

Doris Rurehe

Doris Rurehe

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

I chose to study at Anamata because they had a course I was interested in. The learning style allowed us to learn from other students as well as the tutor. My work environment has changed with the knowledge I have gained to be able to deal with issues, look at issues and make improvements. I have encouraged other members of the community to consider Anamata, as the quality of the course I attended was great.

Joyce Heta

Joyce Heta

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

I was told that studying with Anamata is the best and it was excellent. I now know how to respond to the warning signs of suicide, the referral process and providing crisis support. As a result of my studies, opportunities have arisen to communicate and empower others in the choices they have for clients and their whanau members. Having opened my eyes to the diverse range of services out there, I am now better prepared to help and support others (at any given time). If there was another course available at Anamata next year in relation to my work environment, I would like to do this too.

Kelly Tamanui

Diploma in Applied Māori Health Coexisting Disorders Graduate

The wealth of knowledge our tutor Dr. Candy Cookson-Cox shares is invaluable for people working in the Mental Health and Addictions area. My studies with Anamata have proved indispensable when working with whānau within Mental Health. The lens that I view things has been enhanced and I am now inspired to further my studies towards a Bachelor's degree.

Rauora Ututaonga

Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo (Bachelor of Teaching) Graduate

My mother recommended Anamata and now as a graduate of the Tohu Ako Paetahi I have become proficient in Te Reo Maori. The teachers are helpful, encouraging and eager for you to be successful. Anamata offers an environment that is whānau driven and whānau supported. It supports students no matter where you may find yourselves along the study pathway.

Mary Hira

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

The programme offered at Anamata was a great source of information in my field of mahi. I feel I can now address situations with more confidence and act upon these due to the programme I studied. The tutor with her expertise, a tohunga in this area, and also the other students inspired me with their range of knowledge they have and so passionate about. 

Ranginuikatika Williams

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

Due to hearing from another member of our organization who spoke highly of Anamata I decided to enrol in this programme. We currently have employees who have graduated from Anamata and as a social worker and practice leader, the knowledge I have gained in relation to suicide assists me greatly in supporting our kaimahi when dealing with whanau who seek support with suicide. I enjoyed the learning style and facilitation of the course, and I now have knowledge and skills to add to my kete mātauranga.

Alison Carston

National Certificate in Social Service Work in Suicide Intervention Graduate

We recently had deaths within our community and surrounding areas so we took this opportunity to enrol with Anamata; four members of Hinepukohurangi Trust graduated from this programme which is beneficial for both our organization and the communities we serve. I now have the ability and confidence to access agencies for help when necessary and address issues in particular with our youth. I also have the tools to share and education whānau in the awareness of suicide intervention. Thank you Anamata staff who are very supportive towards student achievement.