Zeal successfully received funding from NZCT to support our team of youth workers at Zeal Kāpiti and Zeal Taranaki. This means youth workers will be able to reach a greater number of rangatahi, helping them build confidence in their self-worth and live purposefully within the wider community. It will provide young people with access to transformative spaces and experiences that nurture their self-worth and foster a sense of belonging.
Thanks to NZCT support, Zeal is able to extend opportunities to a greater number of young people through a $19,896 grant.
The last couple of years have been very challenging for our rangatahi.
The impacts of Covid have resulted in an increase in young people experiencing greater negative mental health challenges such as anxiety, stress and depression, with many having not returned to school or chronically absent from school post lockdowns. With cost of living increases many rangatahi that we support are navigating very challenging home environments where basic practical needs are unable to be met.
Photo from: Ezra Ruka
Read what rangatahi have to say.
A huge thank you to NZCT
Your grant means we can deliver higher-quality programming and support for more young people.