Ngā Kākano – Introduction to Kaupapa Māori Social Enterprise Workshops
“Nōu te rourou, Nāku te rourou – Ka ora ai tātou”
Te Hiringa Hononga ran across two regions over a 12 week period and included introductory workshops (Ngā Kākano), a Train the Trainer programme (Awhi Mai – Awhi Atu), and a digital accelerator programme (He Whare Kōhanga) for ventures/enterprises already operating within the community.
He aha te mea? What was it?
The ‘Introduction to Social Enterprise’ workshops were held across Te Tai Tokerau and Tairāwhiti during April-May 2017. These one-day workshops provided participants with an understanding of what social enterprise is and is not, while incorporating a kaupapa Māori approach (focusing on Māori principles and examples of social enterprise and trade) and providing practical tools participants could utilise straight away.
Māori Women’s Development Inc also hosted a HineBOSS business fundamentals 3-day workshop in each region targeting 60 individuals. These workshops were specifically for individuals/teams that needed to learn and develop their venture idea/business concept and move through the fundamentals of running a successful enterprise.
Our broader focus was on creating opportunities to share ideas and processes that focused on validation, impact, understanding customers, finance/investment, marketing and legal/governance structures.
Who was Ngā Kākano For?
Ngā Kākano was for individuals, groups, marae, and/or organisations who were interested and had little awareness about social enterprise. It was also for those who were curious about social enterprise and what they might mean for their community.
A series of Introduction to Social Enterprise workshops and the HineBoss programme were held in both Tairāwhiti and Te Tai Tokerau during April-May 2017.
If you’ve still got questions or would like to speak to someone about Ngā Kākano, feel free to get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org