The Manaiakalani community – a cluster of schools in New Zealand – has its roots in Tamaki, a suburb of Auckland. Home to the country’s oldest government housing community, the Tamaki school district is among the lowest socio-economic groups in the country.
The Manaiakalani Programme, born out of an education collective with the inspiration to improve learning outcomes for children at a socioeconomic disadvantage, has been working to change things.
This paper provides an overview of the Manaiakalani Programme with insights from Manaiakalani convenor, Russell Burt. It also discusses the support that Acer provides as a technology partner, and the significant value this brings to learners in the Manaiakalani community.