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"To build a fully inclusive, fair and prosperous society, we need more people educated about a human rights approach to ensure people have the appropriate skills, values and commitment."
- Paul Gibson, former Disability Rights Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
A unique education programme developed by Te Pou and the Disabled Persons Assembly that puts human rights for disabled people and the Disability Convention into a New Zealand cultural context.
The name Kia Noho Rangatira Ai Tātou expresses the right of all people to exercise self-determination to participate as full citizens in their whānau, community and world.
Our thanks to governance group kaumatua, Te Huia Bill Hamilton (Ngāti Kahungungu, Nga Rāuru, Ngāti Raukawa, Kotimana) for gifting the programme name.
As we work towards the transformation of the disability system, the concepts at the heart of this unique programme are fundamental and timely:
Informed by human rights education best practice, the programme is developed and delivered by disabled people.
“Nothing about us without us” is the basis of the programme’s philosophy.
The programme includes a manual which provides a practical reference guide to applying the Disability Convention.
Te Pou aims to deliver the human rights education programme in a way that suits you or your organisation’s needs. We have a range of options to participate in the Kia Noho Rangatira Ai Tātou programme. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.
The programme is funded by the Ministry of Health. For those with a Disability Support Service (DSS) contract, it is free to attend a face-to-face workshop or webinar series. For those who do not have a DSS contract, there is a charge per participant. Please contact our team for further information on costs.
Please note, face-to-face workshops will only go ahead at Alert Level 1.
“Excellent facilitators. Comprehensive, user-friendly manual.”
“Brilliant – beyond expectations.”
“Extremely relevant information that was engaging throughout”
“Excellent amount of information to apply to daily practice."