for differently-abled kids
The Northland whānau were inspired by their son Manga Tangaroa, aged three, to build a fully accessible, full-immersion te reo Māori puna reo.
The toddler was born with a rare brain condition and in his short life has already had six brain surgeries.
His mum Clara Aperahama Kopa told Seven Sharp there was nowhere that could cater to all of his needs - a connection to te ao Māori, and extra assistance for his health issues, which is where the idea of Te Puna Reo o Manga Tangaroa was born.
Link to video and article: Whānau fundraise for Māori centre for differently-abled kids (1news.co.nz)
Givealittle: Te Puna Reo o Manga Tangaroa - Givealittle