Village Community Trust
The Village Community Services Trust (“The Village”) is a registered charitable trust. It is a community based organisation lead by community leaders who are committed to serving their wider community but with a strategic focus on Pasifika and Maori communities unique needs and issues. Legal status as a trust was granted on 13 October 2003. The process of developing the trust started in August 2002.
At the very heart of the organisation is the creed or kaupapa that “it takes a Village to raise a child”. Underpinning this notion is the belief that as responsible members of our community, we have a collective responsibility to play whatever part we can to reconnect the disconnected youths and individuals in our community into safe environments (“village” settings) where one can discover pathways that lead to lives operating to their full potential. To achieve this we must mobilise like minded and hearted individuals from within our communities and harness their skills, knowledge, gifting, and resources. The village is simultaneously connected to a wider “village” of complementary stakeholders and services. Through wise and prudent governance and management, a “village” of multi faceted services can optimise the resources and expertise at hand and maximise the capacity and capability to bring about real and positive change in the lives of targeted individuals and communities.