Partners and Donors Porirua Youth Awards
Porirua Youth Awards Patron - Honourable Hekia Parata, MP
Honourable Hekia Parata is the Minister of Education and Minister of Pacific Island Affairs. She is also the National List MP based in the Mana Electorate. In 2010 Ms Parata fundraised more than $35,000 to recognise and reward young people from Porirua who are excelling in a range of disciplines, including art and culture, education, and sport. Ms Parata established the Porirua Youth Awards in collaboration with the Partners Porirua and the Porirua Foundation, " I established the Awards in 2010 to acknowledge talented young people, aged 12-19, who are excelling in art and culture, education, environment, community and sport and to give them an opportunity to develop their potential. I am absolutely delighted by the number of outstanding youth we have in our region and look forward to meeting our next lot of talented and ambitious Porirua Youth Award winners for 2012."
Porirua Foundation - Chris Kirk-Burnnand, Chair
Porirua Foundation is one of eight community Trusts throughout New Zealand. Our common focus is to build community generosity though bequest funding or other funding mechanisms that have a positive outcome for differing community groups. In essence we aim to match donors with community groups or to be proactive in building capacity to meet defined community needs that we have identified.
Our first funding project has been the Porirua Performing Arts Threatre and that is progressing well.
The Porirua Youth Awards is the second project we are facilitating. It is based upon the Johnsonville Youth Grants which has successfully operated in the Johnsonville region since 1987 and contributed over $430,000 amongst 239 youth in that community. The support of Hekia Parata in building an initial fund has been pivotal in establishing this particular fund to benefit youth in the Porirua Region. Managed by Partners Porirua it is a true partnership that will bring long term benefits to youth achievers within Porirua.
Partners Porirua - Michelle Robinson, Executive Director
Partners Porirua is a charitable Trust whose mission is to faciliate partnerships between businesses, the education sector and other organisations to excite youth about the working world. Executive Director, Michelle Robinson says, “We are very excited to be working with Hekia Parata and the Porirua Foundation on the establishment of the Porirua Youth Awards. At Partners Porirua, we regularly come across the most amazing young achievers. For many of these outstanding young people a scholarship or a financial hand up will ensure they can achieve their future goals and compete on the world stage. Thanks to the donations and contributions of our community we are able to celebrate the success of Porirua’s outstanding young achievers with the Porirua Youth Awards. I Look forward to seeing these young people as our future leaders contributing to community, to economic growth and to the positive reputation of Porirua.’”
How to Make a Contribution to the Award Fund
Please contact Michelle Robinson, Executive Director, Partners Porirua to make a contribution
Physical Address: 7 Selby Place, Porirua
Postal Adress: PO Box 50462, Porirua 5240
Contact: Tel: (04) 237 1099, Fax:(04) 237 1101, Email: email@example.com