Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Howick Museum – A special place

After looking through the one room/bedroom cottages made of soil and grass with a fireplace in the middle, you really must admire the stamina and courage of the people who formed the foundations of contemporary New Zealand.
Volunteers, including children dressed in costumes from the time, explained and demonstrated how life 170 years ago looked like – and it was not easy!
Despite the heavy rain, we enjoyed our trip to Howick.

Monday, 7 April 2014

A Day with families and children

Anna, our intern from Sweden, had an opportunity to look closer into family life within a natural environment  at Warkworth,  a small town north of Auckland . It was made possible thanks to supervisor  Stephanie Manuel,  Counsellor and  Community & Family Support Worker in Mahurangi Presbyterian Church.

It was a special day.
Using grass root social work with new  Islander  settlers  and learning about  their everyday problems and ways of helping them to solve issues.  A day of learning new skills and building friendships beyond culture and language.  It was the first such visit an initiation of our cooperation