A mentoring programme for highschool students

 AW’s Tupu’anga programme is designed to provide students with tools to grow in character, to provide students with support for retention in school, and opportunities for bridging them into post-education, tertiary study or better workplace environments.

From its introduction in 2001, AW’s Tupu’anga (Tongan) or Tupu’aga (Samoan) mentoring programme has a proven history of success.  Designed to help students to grow in character, it’s innovative sessions include:

  • Life skills; Wellbeing, Being Safe in our Communities.
  • An emphasis on student retention, and;
  • Opportunities for bridging them into post-education, tertiary study or better workplace environments.

Affirming Works strives to deliver on its mission statement through
established and maintained positive mentoring relationships. Mentoring
for young people is delivered based on our very own “Collective Model of Mentoring” highlighting the importance of ensuring the involvement of all key stakeholders.

Tupu means: ‘growing roots’ – to grow up, spring up or come into existence; originate.

Anga means: character, characteristics and customs.