Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


New Website Focus For Kiwi Can Programme

NEW WEBSITE FOCUS FOR KIWI CAN PROGRAMME

Kiwi Can, the programme aimed at building confidence and an “I can” attitude in young New Zealanders, has a new focus with the launch of its website www.kiwican.telecom.co.nz

The Kiwi Can programme runs in primary and intermediate schools, providing physical, mental and creative challenges to children through school and community activities.

Olympic Gold Medallist Rob Waddell is a strong supporter of Kiwi Can.

“It’s so important to have a positive attitude and believe in yourself and that’s at the heart of the Kiwi Can programme – developing young people’s self confidence, their pride in themselves, their schools and communities,” Rob says.

“The Kiwi Can programme challenges children in lots of different ways to become achievers. It’s a programme that can benefit all children, no matter what their backgrounds or circumstances, because it develops an ‘I can’ approach to life that serves everyone well.”

The Kiwi Can website is designed to be the main information and communications tool for the nationwide organisation. It will keep teachers, pupils and parents up to date with Kiwi Can activities around the country, enable Kiwi Can leaders to access classroom activities and add their own successful projects, provide general information and evaluation about the programme and assist the formation of new groups.

Kiwi Can is currently operating in 26 schools, with around 7,000 children involved around the country. Schools make a commitment to participate in Kiwi Can programmes for at least a year, the permanency of the programme being one of its great strengths. Kiwi Can has its own classroom in each participating school, with two fully trained Kiwi Can leaders team-teaching the programme to children.

Developed several years ago out of concern for growing youth suicide rates, the Kiwi Can programme is run by regional Kiwi Can Trusts. Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung chairs the Wellington Kiwi Can Charitable Trust.

“The website will be the focus for Kiwi Can’s activities around the country, providing teachers with easy access to programmes and activities and

feedback from teachers and children who have been involved,” Theresa Gattung says.

“Kiwi Can programmes are really great because all children can benefit from them. Children who are confident and have the Kiwi Can ‘I can’ attitude will have a good chance of succeeding at whatever they chose to do in their lives.”

For more information:

http://www.kiwican.telecom.co.nz

Viv Auty, Wellington Kiwi Can Charitable Trust 025-6856028 Suzanne Pollard, Telecom New Zealand Ltd 025-2449335


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news