Who is olé

Olé is a not for profit charitable trust developing the New Zealand Footballer The Olé Way. Established in 1997, Olé football Academy has been working on a ‘no barriers to entry’ football approach. Olé has trained a mass amount of players, many of whom have played at the top level of football in New Zealand, and gone on to play all around the world.



 Who is Virtuoso Strings

Virtuoso Strings is a comprehensive, holistic, free music scheme, including a community orchestra, based in Cannons Creek Porirua.

They believe that music education has far-reaching impacts, and should be accessible for all. Virtuoso Strings aim to ensure that every student is catered to, no matter how diverse their needs. Through providing music tuition and opportunities to engage cooperatively as an orchestra, they equip their students with real skills for life. Virtuoso strings delight in watching younger members of the orchestra grow into dependable, determined, community-minded, self-assured and hard-working teenagers with bright futures.

 The Importance of Nutritious Food.

Each day that the kids are with us, they will be provided with a healthy and nutritious afternoon tea, and dinner. We all eat together and talk over dinner. The opportunity to sit, eat, and socialise together, is hugely impactful in allowing the kids to develop their social skills, and learn how to develop meaningful relationships with other children.

Here at the Porirua Project, we understand the importance of healthy, nutritious food, to kids development. Having a full stomach while with us is a great way to ensure the kids can focus on the activities we have planned for them. Getting healthy, nutritious food will not only help the kids while they are with us, but it will also help their long term development, as they grow into the outstanding Porirua citizens we know they can be.