Kahu Youth Trust has recently purchased a second van, thanks to support from several local funders and clubs. The white 12 seater Toyota Hiace was proudly on display with its brand new logos at the Matariki Community event at the Dinosaur park.
On the day two youth who attend Kahu Youth Trust , as well as representatives from the trust, had an opportunity to meet up with Pip O’Regan from Aspiring Rotary and Nicola Brown from Wānaka Rotary to thank them and take photos with a professional photographer Jeannine Tuffin. The Rotary clubs contributed a whopping $12,000 combined to the project. Other generous funders included Wanaka Golf Club, Otago Community Trust, and The Lion Foundation.
Kahu Youth Trust empowers youth of the Upper Clutha to live their best lives by providing youth development programmes, safe spaces, and fun activities, so they can connect to their wider community, increase their self-esteem and build their confidence and life skills. Kahu Youth Trust runs many projects throughout a school term and during the holidays.
A second van now allows Kahu Youth Trust to meet the demand for their programmes as access to transport is essential for most youth development programmes. This project effectively means that they will be able to provide more activities and services for more youth in the Upper Clutha region, especially rural areas.