Great Potentials Foundation helps over 5,000 children, young people and families across New Zealand each year through our programmes including HIPPY, MATES, the Papakura and Takanini Family Service Centres and the Papakura Early Learning Centre.
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Our Family Service Centres in Papakura and Takanini provide integrated health, education and social services for families, children and young people in low-income communities. Our centres support more than 1,000 individuals and 350 families every year.
Great Potentials Foundation introduced HIPPY to New Zealand in 1992. It is now found in 40 low socio-economic communities around New Zealand. HIPPY helps around 2300 families every year nationwide.
In 2018, 306 students (Mentors and Mentees) participated in MATES. These numbers represent children/young people MATES is working directly with, but our impact also extends to the wider family. Siblings and parents of MATES students are secondary beneficiaries of the programme meaning that the overall impact of the programme in the community is far greater than the numbers represented here.
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