Tupu Aotearoa

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Taloha ni, Talofa, Kia ora.

Life Unlimited invite you to be a part of Tupu Aotearoa, a Pacific disability programme funded by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Life Unlimited is a non-government organisation, with offices in Aotearoa New Zealand that specialise in supporting people with disabilities, carers, and their families. 

Our Inati Facilitator will take you on the Tupu Aotearoa Pasefika journey, that will support you to engage in education, employment, and training. We’ll use Pasefika concepts to develop your Nga Vaka plan, supporting you to live well and achieve your aspirations. We will link you to our services and other agencies we have partnered with, to ensure your journey with us is positive, culturally responsive, and led by you, for you, with you.

Image shows ‘Inati’ Donna Fasavalu and Life Unlimited Chief Executive Megan Thomas are side-by-side. Both women are wearing leis and smiling.

Image shows ‘Inati’ Donna Fasavalu and Life Unlimited Chief Executive Megan Thomas are side-by-side. Both women are wearing leis and smiling.

Your journey will begin with a Talanoa (conversation) about what is important to you, your aiga/kainga/family to identify your aspirations and goals. We then use the Fonua pathway to create a plan that will support you to engage in education, employment, and training. 

Our Inati Facilitator will be available to assess your eligibility and answer any questions you have about the programme.

 

Contact details for our Inati Facilitator are below.  

Donna Fasavalu
Mobile: 021 759989
Email:

 

Nga Vaka – depicts the Vaka as the vessel to hold Tagata Pasefika aspirations and how these will be achieved through the Tupu Aotearoa programme. (MSD, 2012)
Inati – A Tokelau term that depicts an ethical imperative that calls on the village and collectives to care for the vulnerable people in their communities through the equitable distribution of harvest and resources. (MSD, 2012)
Fonua – The Fonua model is a Tongan framework of health which comprises of six dimensions of life which are inter-dependent and complementary to each other. To maintain harmony in life, health issues must be addressed at all dimensions. (Tu‘itahi, 2007)
Talanoa – the concept of creating respectful places to talk with Tagata Pasefika. (Vaioleti, 2006)