Business Development Leader, Methodist Mission Southern, Dunedin
Why I am interested in the early years
I’m the Kaiwhakawhanake Pakihi (Business Development Leader) for Methodist Mission Southern – a social and educational service provider based in Dunedin. I’m responsible for the design, development and resourcing of evidence-based programmes and services. My current projects include self-regulation and oral language initiatives for preschool and primary school children, speech-language communication programmes for youth and adults, virtual reality learning tools for prison-based and community learners, transitional housing models for rangatahi, and data-driven capability building services for other social service providers.
The NEXT fellowship will allow me to focus on achieving impact at scale. I want to learn more about how early years’ initiatives can be supported to make positive life-course impacts in a much bigger way.
Developing frameworks, resources and tools to help philanthropic and Government funders achieve impact at scale in initiatives focusing on the early years.