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Ahikaa Entrepreneurship New Zealand Trust

Ahikaa provides the internationally-recognised Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme in New Zealand. Ahikaa targets a range of youth, families/whanau, and communities, with a particular focus on those with low incomes.
— theme: Youth Employment, Youth Employment Policies and Programmes, Youth Enterprise
— country: New Zealand, Pacific

Ahikaa provides the internationally-recognised Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme in New Zealand. Ahikaa targets a range of youth, families/whanau, and communities, with a particular focus on those with low incomes.

Affiliation
NGO
Contact No.
(+64) 027 324 7574
Address
Dr Catherine Love, National Manager,
PO Box 33-300, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012,
New Zealand
Email Address
catherine.love@ahikaa.ac.nz
Website
http://www.ahikaa.ac.nz

     1. Source of funding

Air New Zealand, X-Mapping, Massey University, brandnew, Kia Kaha, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Hui Tau, Wellington Tenths Trust
Ministry of Social Development, BDO New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington

     2. Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to empower people and communities through small business and entrepreneurship education and capability building.

     1. Empowering families, whanau, hapu, iwi, aiga and communities to utilise and develop their resources;
     2. Providing youth and families/whanau/aiga with understanding and tools to foster economic sustainability;
     3. Enabling full participation in local economies;
     4. Linking with international networks and gaining global opportunities; and
     5. Promoting rangatiratanga as the practical implementation of our individual and group potential.

     3. Areas of work relating to youth employment

Enterprise development

     4. Partners and areas of partnerships

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

     5. Potential or existing partnership with the ILO

    6.  Successful youth employment interventions

     1. Ignition: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced options (averaging 40 hours per stage) for 14-17 year olds that meet international Business Education, Technology, Leadership and Math standards. Participants may choose to complete one, two, or all stages.  A NFTE certificate is awarded at the successful completion of each stage, which is recognised in 16 countries and 47 American States.

     2. Bizcamps: Intensive, youth-focused Basic and Intermediate programmes (two weeks).  Participants learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business, produce a Business Plan, and receive internationally recognised ‘Bizcamp’ Certification.

     3. FireUp: FireUp programmes are suitable for individuals & groups aged 17 and over, or for whanau wishing to attend with children 10 years or older.  Focus is on individual and group (eg. whanau, hapu) enterprise and development.  Programmes are delivered to meet community needs (evenings, weekends or school-hours). Basic, Intermediate and Advanced ‘NFTE’ curriculum is provided, with ‘fast-track’ options to NZQA Level 4 and 5.

     4. NZQA  Certificate,  L4: The Certificate in Business (Entrepreneurship) is an NZQA-accredited Level 4 qualification.  Participants cover the Basic and Intermediate curriculum in depth and produce high quality business plans.  Business plans and ideas are assessed by a panel of experts who provide constructive feedback and pathways forward.  Assistance to access seed or start-up venture capital may be provided.

     5. NZQA Diploma,  L5: The Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurship) is an NZQA-accredited Level 5 qualification.  Participants engage with the Advanced curriculum and ‘My Beautiful Business’ Business planning tools for Manufacturing, Service or Retail enterprises.  Professional, detailed and in-depth business plans are produced, and a panel of experts provides detailed assessment and feedback.  Assistance to access seed or start-up capital may be provided.

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