Celebrate International Disability Day and Tofa Mamao launch with us!

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6 December 2018

5-7 pm Allan Brewster Recreation Centre

Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe

Free family event


3 December is International Disability Day, and what better way to mark one of the most significant days of our sector than with the official launch of Tofa Mamao this coming Thursday. Tofa Mamao is a Pacific collective we helped form to advance the voice of Pacific disabled people and their families. 

This joyous event will include the relaunch of Phusion 2.0 dance group, performances from Solomon Brown, Dan Te'o, a wheelchair sports demonstration, cultural workshops and stalls from Taikura Trust, Blind Foundation, Vaka Tautua, Work Bridge, Te Pou and heaps more. 

More about Tofa Mamao

In June 2018, we​ jointly formed​ with PIASS Trust a Pacific disabled people and their families and carers collective. Now known as Tofa Mamao, the term is used by chiefs and orators when describing a vision based on forward thinking and planning while being guided by the wisdom of the past. 

Tofa Mamao was designed to adva​​nce the voice of Pacific disabled people and their families in all sectors of society, ensuring that lived experience is valued and respected. It is a grassroots independent collective with an approach underpinned by the principles of Enabling Good Lives.

Moving forward, we will constantly link with Tofa Mamao for consultation on some of our work that requires the unique input and insight of Pacific people.