NGA VAKA O KĀIGA TAPU
Kia Orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kam na Mauri and Mālō ni.
Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is an initiative that uses Pacific cultural values to help prevent family violence amongst Pacific families and communities. Our goal is to help them nurture strong relationships.
We do this by providing capability training programmes for frontline workers, practitioners and Pacific communities who work with Pacific families.
Our participants learn how to apply Pacific cultural values and practices when they work with Pacific families, to help them protect and nurture their wellbeing.
The frameworks are built on key cultural concepts.
At the heart of Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu’s programmes are eight cultural frameworks which draw on values and traditions from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.
Communities from each of these islands developed and mandated their particular cultural framework to address family violence in their ethnic community.
Their dream is to bring about strong and vibrant families through the practice of their cultural value systems.
TRAINING PROGRAMMES WE OFFER
Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu offers a range of strengths-based training programmes that draw on ethnic specific cultural frameworks. These frameworks address, minimise and eliminate family violence amongst Pacific families.