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Saturday 11 April 2015

Youth leaders gather for training hui

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By Daily News staff - 5th April 2015

RainbowYOUTH’s peer-support group facilitators have taken part in a two day hui to develop and strengthen their skills and strategies.

Thirteen young people attended the gathering last weekend, representing RainbowYOUTH groups Out & About, G.Q., WhangaReinbow and Tauranga Pryde, plus the facilitator from Q Central in Rotorua.


The hui, at Tamaki College Marae, involved a range of workshops.

A Family Planning representative ran a workshop centred around crisis situations, while RainbowYOUTH staff and board members led workshops around self-care, group facilitation skills and gender identity.

RainbowYOUTH runs seven support groups - I.D, for young people aged 18 - 27, G.Q for those aged between 13 - 17 and Star*, for diverse young people. Its regional groups are Queer4Shore, Out & About in east Auckland, WhangaReinbow in Whangarei and TaurangaPryde.

RainbowYOUTH hold the hui twice annually, and they are open to facilitators and organisers of other queer and gender diverse youth groups.

In 2014 both hui were supported by the Rule Foundation. In 2015, the March hui was supported by the Ministry of Social Development Youth Fund

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