Helping children, young people and families towards brighter futures

HIPPY Programme

HIPPY is a home-based Early Learning programme that helps parents from disadvantaged communities lay the foundation for their children’s success in school and later life...

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MATES Programme

MATES Mentoring and Tutoring programme addresses the underachievement in education of disadvantaged youth in New Zealand, intervening at key transition points to create pathways for success...

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Family Service Centres

Our Family Service Centres assist the community with housing, food, health care, employment support and wellbeing services as well as offering early learning services, parenting programmes, playgroups, social workers in schools, counselling and more...

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Location: 14 Maurice Street,Papakura, Auckland

Our Impact

86%

of HIPPY participants continue taking an active role in their child’s learning after graduating

97%

of MATES alumni go on to
higher education - including
89% to University

5000

children, young people and families are helped each year through our programmes

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