Environments + OpportunitIes = Potential
In order for a child to realise his or her potential, he or she must first be given the opportunity to engage in a long - term (3+ years) learning environment based around art, music, sport or other play / recreational medium. Play - an inherent component to human development - is often an underestimated component in a child's holistic growth, development, health and overall wellbeing.
For the most part, human cognitive development is essentially the same in all communities and cultures around the globe between 0 - 6 years of age. It is typically after the age of 6 - when a child begins formal schooling and opportunities for play are reduced - that cognitive development either flourishes or flounders. In such instances, a family's socioeconomic status largely determines the learning environment it is able to offer its' child / children.
Today, opportunities for play are limited for children residing in Porirua. The Porirua Project aims to ensure that all children have continued opportunities to engage in play, while also developing essential life skills in a safe and nurturing community environment. The opportunities that play mediums provide are becoming increasingly important and essential for the modern child to lead a healthy and happy life, while also having a chance to become the best he or she is capable of. Every child deserves the opportunity to play. So, we say...
Helping People Help POrirua
There are a number of organisations in Porirua, New Zealand doing great work in the name of the children under their guidance. However most all of these organisations, at one point or another, struggle to find the energy and resources to do and continue to do what they do best - provide children with opportunities and environments to become the very best they can be.
Porirua Project helps these organisations become sustainable in their own right by providing administrative and operational support so that they can continue to reach, teach, coach, mentor and provide long - term learning environments for the next generation of New Zealand children.