Kerin's enthusiasm went viral and very quickly the school had 22 families committed to completing the programme. A training pod was set up in one of their classrooms, and the 10 week training for the families commenced.
All 22 families graduated on the 31st of May at a very fitting celebration. Following a shared kai with whanau and staff, Kaumatua from the local Iwi Muaupoko opened the ceremony. The special guest of honour who presented participants with their certificates, was Brother Pat Lynch FSC, who is the NZ Catholic Education Office CEO. He was really impressed with the event and the kaupapa of the programme, he could see it would make a real difference for families.
|Kerin CIH Tutor (centre) and her whanau|
|Our fabulous graduates|
|A celebratory feast!|
|Whanau joined in the celebration|
|Stasia Kennedy (right) enjoying kai with local Kaumatua|
|Participant Sarah with 2 of her children, taking home their computer|