We work with kura kaupapa Māori to develop sexuality education programmes that all kura kaupapa Māori and Māori-medium schools and classes can use.
Programmes draw upon mātauranga Māori understandings of good sexual and reproductive health, and are freely available through our website. Teachers are encouraged to customise the programmes to meet their local kura kaupapa Māori requirements.
This research project helped develop an evidence base to achieve best-practice STI testing and treatment.
We worked with two Māori community organisations and Te Kotahi Research Institute to develop the evidence base to assist STI testing and treatment services in the Hamilton region to improve rangatahi access to their services. Funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, the focus of this 18-month long project were sexually active rangatahi aged 16 – 24 years, not-in-education, employment or training. The research found that a multi-level approach involving policy makers, health funders and Māori community advisors can indeed support STI service providers to improve access for this hard-to-reach rangatahi population.
Te Aitanga a Tiki is a collection of Māori and English language resources – pūrākau, waiata, mōteatea – that are sourced from Māori knowledge and relate to sexual and reproductive health.
Produced in te reo Māori and English, these resources are relevant for teachers of sexuality education in Māori and English-medium schools, and sexual and reproductive health promoters working with Māori communities.