Papa Whairawa is a part time programme that will give you the resources and tools to make smart decisions about your money. The resources and topics are all specially chosen to give you financial confidence. You can learn in the comfort of your own home with the programme being designed to fit into your lifestyle and whānau routine.
What is involved?
Throughout the nine months, three kete (kits) full of learning resources such as DVDs, books and CDs, will be sent to your home. To get the most from your experience we recommend that you spend about 10 – 12 hours per week on the programme.
Who can enrol in Papa Whairawa?
Papa Whairawa is available to all New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16 years or over and have no tertiary qualification.
What support is offered?
You will be supported in your learning by a kaitiaki (support person). Kaitiaki are trained experienced assessors. They are highly motivated individuals who live in your region. They are approachable and non-judgmental and will visit you at a place of your convenience – your home or the local library for example. Your kaitiaki will support you and provide resources to help you from the time of your enrolment to successful programme completion.
The history of Papa Whairawa
Papa Whairawa was established in 2010 by Open Wānanga following the success of its three other fee free home based and part time programmes, Mahi Ora, Mauri Ora and Papa Ako. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions regarding money. Papa Whairawa has the same unique programme delivery that has been successful with earlier programmes, with kaitiaki (support people) providing support to tauira (students) in their own homes. Open Wānanga is a subsidiary of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, one of the country’s largest tertiary education providers.