Congratulations to Kokiti Workshops Ltd, winner of the 2018 Panuku Development Pacific Impact Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards.
Kokiti is a social enterprise that offers Pasifika art and wellbeing-focused workshops to children of all ethnicities between the ages of 5 to 14 years old. Working within schools, Kotiki offers workshop sessions in visual arts, dance, drama and cultural values.
The business was started by four young Pasifika women who bonded over the issue their wider community was facing, where Pasifika knowledge, skills and values were not being passed on within the home. In response they created a sustainable innovative workshop model, delivering workshops and, in turn, giving the next generation the tools to keep alive key parts of Pasifika cultures. Kokiti is also part of the Hatch Youth 2018 cohort.