The Manaiakalani story
In 2007, a community of learners, whānau and educators in the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Pt England and Panmure (collectively known as Tāmaki) embarked on a project to raise student outcomes and build capacity and engagement through the combination of media and digital technologies and effective teaching practice. This became the Manaiakalani Programme supported by the Manaiakalani Education Trust.
Manaiakalani’s success in developing digital citizens of learners and their whānau has been well documented and is now a model for socioeconomically disadvantaged school communities all over New Zealand. By offering students full digital citizenship, the Manaiakalani Programme helps them realise their potential. Manaiakalani enables learners and their whānau to access their learning anywhere, anytime and at any pace. The Programme supports parents to invest in a digital learning device for their child, provides wireless internet access at home and school, and drives evidence-based innovation in teaching methods.
You can read more about the Manaiakalani Education Trust and the Manaiakalani Programme here: Home (manaiakalani.org)