The Active Citizens programme is currently in 68 countries worldwide with over 220,000 Active Citizens trained.
The Programme was launched in New Zealand in November 2017 with an Info Evening attending by 100 stakeholders and interested public. The first 3 courses in 2018 were in March and July, followed by a December youth course in South Auckland, the inaugural Active Citizens Alumni Xmas gathering and marketplace, and courses in Auckland and Wellington Jan-Feb 2019. We have just completed the May 2019 course and another for July is fully booked with 23 new Active Citizens ready to be trained.
Of the total of 140 course attendees there were;
30% Pakeha or NZ European (50% youth)
15% Māori (30% youth)
25% Asian incl. Indian (75% youth)
15% Pacific (90% youth)
15% African, Latin and Middle Eastern (50% youth)
(* youth defined as age 16-24)
Active Citizens Aotearoa has 9 Splice trained facilitators; 5 female and 4 male;
1 Maori, 1 Pacific, 1 Arabic, 1 English, 1 Chinese and 4 Pakeha or mixed race Kiwi.
Active Citizens NZ also has master facilitators Sivendra Michael (NZ based from 2019), and Charo Lanao (UK) available for NZ facilitation.
We have seen the Active Citizens cascaded model at work in Aotearoa, with social action projects being supported through their stages of growth - including Do Good Feel Good, Our Stories on Plate, and the Te Ao Maori team behind Piki Project.
Keep an eye out for Spring courses in Auckland and our expanded annual Xmas gathering, which this year will also include a social action and enterprise day symposium. More details soon …