WHAT WE DO
CART is a not for profit organisation serving our marginal communities, those who are hard to reach and difficult to engage with. We are dedicated to delivering hope and change for those who most need it: Long-term unemployed; prison inmates, former prisoners; mentally ill, alienated, disaffected, ostracized, impoverished, homeless and disenfranchised people.
We are talking about the underprivileged, tribe-less youth of Aotearoa - kids who struggle with our materialistic and competitive urban culture…those who poet James K Baxter named the tribe of NGA MOKAI, and observed, “We antipodeans are an innocent people. Yet I think our peculiar absence of guilt may be a heavier burden to carry than the guilt itself.”
HOW WE DO IT
We consult with social leaders, people who are out there working in the community intent on making New Zealand a more harmonious society.We research what works and what doesn't. We apply enlightened policies and strategies.We advocate for the underprivileged.
By doing these things, we strengthen the families, the Whanau and the surrounding Nga Mokai. We put power into the family's hands. We ask families what they need and want to do, then we help them do it. Whanau ora is about changing the focus from what is wrong to what is RIGHT, from seeing a family as sick to focusing on its POTENTIAL.
• We work from the assumption that parents want the best for their kids, and we find ways to help them to achieve that.
• We enable communities to re-build themselves.
No blame, just ENCOURAGEMENT.
We focus on the positive aspectsof gangs. We see them as communities who want to make a difference. We share knowledge and knowhow that supports their desire to be the best they can be; to make real and lasting difference is the lives of their whanau, contribute to the community, and win acceptance as productive tax-paying citizens.