VOYCE Whakarongo Mai is progressing into Phase Two of its Whakamana model, a crucial piece of work that defines the work the organisation carries out.

VOYCE Whakarongo Mai Regional Manager Liz Hosking said Phase Two will involve working with people who attended a workshop earlier this year which supported the development of the Whakamana model.

“The workshop enabled us to develop a model which we have worked towards delivering. From that we will reflect and measure our successes, and the next stage will become phase two,” says Liz.

Phase Two began earlier this month after the Whakamana Prototype was completed.

“We need to ensure we identify what was on top for the young people we work with. Perhaps family, education or employment… The workshop gives us a good idea of what we may need to know and it helps us develop the next phase,’’ Liz said.

The process will involve Kaiwhakamana seeking feedback from that group of 26 young people who range in ages from 12-19, to gauge if they are interested in the programme.

Liz added that Phase Two doesn’t have a timeframe.

“Phase two will take as long as it needs to be done with integrity, being mindful that we will be coming up with ideas that must be reflective of others throughout the country,’’ she said.

If you need more information around Phase Two or the Whakamana Prototype, please contact Regional Manager Liz Hosking on liz.hosking@voyce.org.nz.