Voices of Mokopuna

Amplifying Mokopuna Voices in the Curriculum Refresh

We are inviting nominations mokopuna for a Youth Voices Group that will champion how the voices of children and young people are heard across the country. They will do this by:

Sharing their unique perspectives, insights and lived experiences.

Developing their own ways of working and collective work programme.

Deciding how to interact with and feedback to the other groups involved.

Designing mokopuna engagement across the country.

The Youth Voices Group will bring together up to 30 young people aged 15-17 from diverse communities and experiences.

Within the wider Youth Voices Group, caucuses (smaller groups) will support safe and open discussion between people with shared experiences. This function is being developed in response to community feedback, and our commitment to ensuring genuine and inclusive participation. The caucuses will evolve and grow to meet the needs of the group, beginning with:

Tangata Whenua Caucus: Mokopuna who whakapapa Māori.

Pasifika Caucus: Mokopuna who descend from the Pacific nations.

Resettled Caucus: Mokopuna with refugee, asylum or new migrant experience.

Disabled Caucus: Mokopuna with lived experience of disability.

Submit the nomination form to educationvoices@occ.org.nz or follow this link by 21 November 2022.

Contact educationvoices@occ.org.nz or visit this linkfor more information or to connect with the team.

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