Empowering students to take the next step.
Kairos provides low decile high schoolers with a series of interactive workshops, one-on-one mentoring and resources to equip students with the right skills they need to take the next step in their educational journey towards university
Only six percent of students accepted into University programmes come from low decile schools across New Zealand. This is an underlying cause of the rising inequality between high-decile and low-decile households in New Zealand. Our team of students from the University of Auckland are innovating to bridge the gap between low decile high schools and Universities. Tackling this challenge inspired the inception of Kairos.
Below are the values Kairos aims to adhere to in all our practices. We instill these values in both the high school students involved in our programme, our main management team, and our volunteer team.
Manaakitanga - Care
We take care of those in our programme by providing a safe space, comfort and somewhere visitors are eager and welcome to return to.
Whanaungatanga - A close connection between each other
We are driven by the intention of forming long-term, close connections because we are invested in the wellbeing and future of both our mentors and mentees.
We foster a network between the University community and low decile communities, which will enrich the culture within low decile communities that we strive to respect and preserve.
Whanau - Family
We foster sibling-like connections through our mentorship based upon similar life experiences and care for each other. We also respect the families of our mentees by promoting healthy conversations about education.