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Kia Kotahi Ako

Spark students' solutions to a better future

About


Indigenous knowledge transforming education and environmental solutions from Aotearoa. 
 
Mō Mātou | About us

Established in 2021, Kia Kotahi Ako (Learning As One) is an alliance of Edmund Hillary Fellows, activating education initiatives that will have the biggest impact for Papatūānuku (mother earth). 

WHY? We have a climate crisis and an inequitable education system. We’re working to tackle both of these issues - together. We’d love your help. 

We believe in:
  1. the intrinsic knowledge system of Te Ao Māori as a base for solutions
  2. student-designed solutions to tackle environmental challenges
  3. equitable educational outcomes
We have a Climate Emergency and empowering learners to be change-makers needs to be central to education. 

To create this future our strategic goals are:
  1. accelerating education solutions for the environment
  2. championing Te Ao Māori initiatives
  3. weaving opportunities for policy system change
Our Budget

In year 1, we raised NZ$254k and we are looking for others who want to join us to achieve our vision of  Indigenous knowledge transforming education and environmental solutions from Aotearoa.

Our 3-year funding ask is $400,000/yr* to achieve our strategic goals.

Reach out to: [email protected] if you would like to see further budget details or specific projects. details behind this budget and our vision or to get involved with our mahi.  

Remember that for Edmund Hillary Fellows, philanthropic funding counts towards PRV points. A donation of $15k counts for 0.5 PRV points, $75k counts for 1 point and $200k counts for 2 points (out of 5 needed).** 


*Note our budgets are indicative and will be adjusted to have the biggest impact. All donations made are unrestricted funding. 

**This is a guide, please refer to the latest documentation from EHF.

Our team

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Kia Kotahi Ako.

Project
Send students to represent their region at National Kapa Haka Competition

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Financial Contributions

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Yearly Supporter

Your yearly committment means we can focus our efforts on supporting community projects that will change the system and improve humanity and the pl... Read more

$0.00 NZD of $400,000 NZD / year raised (0%)

Starts at
$5,000 NZD / year

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Monthly Supporter

Your recurring monthly donation means we can focus our efforts on supporting community projects that will change the system and improve humanity an... Read more

$0.00 NZD of $400,000 NZD / month raised (0%)

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$20 NZD / month

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One-off donations

With your donation, we can kick-start and incubate more initiatives tackling climate change and improving health and wellbeing through education an... Read more

$127,518.59 NZD of $400,000 NZD raised (32%)

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$1 NZD

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Kia Kotahi Ako is all of us

Our contributors 13

Thank you for supporting Kia Kotahi Ako.

Sarah Grant

Admin

$10,001 NZD

huia lambie

Core Contributor

Joanne McEachen

$30,000 NZD

Satya Kumar

$30,000 NZD

Richard Bodo

$21,000 NZD

Homai School

$17,860 NZD

Anonymous

$10,000 NZD

Tim Derrick

$5,000 NZD

Guest

One-off donations

$240 NZD

Brendon Schicker

One-off donations

$50 NZD

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News from Kia Kotahi Ako

Updates on our activities and progress.

December 2023 Update

1. Ngā Kaupapa Whakanui - Celebrating · Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai I Rangiatea Partnership Our partnership with kura (school) Te Pihipihinga Kakano Mai i Rangiatea (TPKMIR) continues to flourish through th...
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Published on February 19, 2024 by Te Waiora Wanoa-Sundgren

June 2023 Update

1. Ngā Kaupapa Whakanui - Celebrating · Starting New Suitcase Design are thrilled to announce that we have started discussions around designing a new solar suitcase for Aotearoa! Our team has come together...
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Published on February 18, 2024 by Te Waiora Wanoa-Sundgren

December Update

Kia ora e te whānau, There has been lots to celebrate this month including the Ngāi Tahu event and the We Share Solar programme in Taranaki. Read on to find out more and we have learnt this year. Just to note Kia Kotahi Ako whānau will be '...
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Published on December 21, 2022 by Sarah Grant

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-$1,005.00 NZD
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Settlement #170423
Contribution #695849
Contribution #695331
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Today’s balance

$254,539.86 NZD

Total income

$255,534.86 NZD

Total disbursed

$995.00 NZD

Estimated annual budget

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