Education and Learning, Strengthening Communities
Therese has a long history of working alongside children, young people, their families and the wider community. She is currently working with youth in Papakura where she is helping deliver the Peace Education Programme. In recent years she has specialised in working as the coordinator for the South Auckland community initiative Strengthening Families. In 2009, she was the recipient of the National Award ’He Mana to ia Tamati’, or ‘Every Child Counts’ recognising her passion and dedication to the children and young people of Manurewa. In 2011 she received recognition from the Manurewa Youth Workers for supporting youth and youth workers and for her advocacy of human rights issues for young people.