Northland students embrace online learning

Far North Kiwi Can

In the world of grownups engagement is critical to getting the most out of people. It provides organisations with understanding around what they can do to support workers in their mahi. It ensures consistency of effort and job satisfaction among other outcomes.

As it turns out, reality isn’t too different in the world of our tamariki. When Covid-19 sent schools into lockdown, keeping students motivated and their learning morale high much resembled the challenges workplaces faced. Remote learning required whānau, educators, community organisations and businesses to step up.

Enter Kiwi Can Online, which the Graeme Dingle Foundation launched in 2017 with support from Moana New Zealand. Kiwi Can’s preferred delivery method of kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) isn’t always feasible in schools located in more remote areas. The online learning portal was created to meet the needs of these tamariki.

It now helps 961 students across 11 Northland schools and many more around Aotearoa. Kiwi Can promotes life skills, values and learning programmes which are about respect, resilience and fun.

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