At some point usually during their adolescence, young people will start to explore their own values, ethics spirituality, racial and ethnic identity, sexuality and gender. Exploring the different elements of their identity is part of a very normal desire to understand who they are and where they fit in the world.
AW’s performing arts programme for young Pasifika women
“Young Free and Pasifika” provides an opportunity to gather young Pasifika women (aged 16-19) from the Auckland region to be empowered as future leaders. The conference is held annually to build leaders, confidence and self-esteem through performing arts.
“Young Free and Pasifika showcased people’s true life stories. For us girls to be part of it and feel that we can do that too – and just as well, was really empowering. BE ourselves, KNOW who we are and ROCK IT.”
– Manurewa High School Delegate