MAURI TŪ, MAURI OHOOHO, MAURI TAU
For far too long there have been negative connotations around what it means to be a “special needs” or “disabled” person and it needs to stop. Negative words and messages can do a lot more harm to a person's self-esteem than we think. Instead, we intend to reframe disability as ability. In a new movement, that we have branded as “Tamaariki”, we plan to change these messages and share a Te Ao Māori perspective on what it means to be someone with unique abilities. In our Tamaariki platform, we will re-teach people how to interact with and understand enablement and share new ways of working with tamaariki across Aotearoa.