SOCIAL SUPPORT WORKER WHARE 4 WHĀNAU
Ko tenei toku pepeha I te taha o toku mama
Ko Taupiri toku Maunga
Ko Waikato toku Awa
Ko Tainui toku Waka
Ko Waikato toku Iwi
Ko Ngati-Pou, ko Ngati-Hine ōku Hapu
Ko Horahora toku Marae
No Tauranga Moana taku Kainga inaianei
Ko Alicia Tuau toku Ingoa
I am a Maori wahine toa, currently completing my social work degree at University of Waikato and have been working for Te Tuinga Whānau / Whare 4 Whānau for 1 year since my 3rd year placement here in 2017.
My view of myself has strengthened in many aspects of my life and I now have qualities that I can offer people. Things, such as the restoration of Mana (control, power and influence) and Manākitanga (hospitality, kindness, generosity, support).