Ngā Whakamārama- Service Description
Tama Tu Tama Ora is for Maori men who have the courage to stand in front of their peers and acknowledge and own their violence and the impact that has on their Wahine, tamariki, and whanau. We encourage and confront sensitive issues as fathers, husbands, brothers and koro that often they have never spoken about, so trust is everything.
There is a strong Tikanga component in-line with the Kaupapa, Ko Wai Au, karakia, whakatau; waiata and haka which are unique to ‘Tama Tu Tama Ora’.
This 12 month programme is broken into four blocks and at the end of the programme the tane graduate and give their testimonies. Whanau transformation is evident as Tane ask for forgiveness for their past actions and promise to live violence free lives.
Since the programme’s inception in 2011, we have witnessed incredible change in some of our Tane’s lives:
“Feeling good about being able to talk as a group about Domestic Violence”
“Shared feelings openly and honestly”
“Sharing emotions that are usually hard to share and open up – finding myself once more”
“That it’s ok to be a man and still have feelings”
“How to build a foundation and how to control anger issues”
Blocks run from 10.30am – 1pm on Thursdays during school terms as follows;
Transport can be provided.
“Tama tu tama ora, tama noho tama mate”