Feedback from our partipants and the organisations who partner with us

“The outcomes that we have seen within our rōpū [group] are: increased confidence, increased self-worth, increased motivation to achieve dreams and aspirations, stronger connections to peers and facilitators, mana-enhancing.”


Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilitator, Mahitahi Trust

“When this [Adventure With Purpose] programme was running, we saw increased attendance [at school] on the days the programme was run, as our young people were excited for the programme. We also saw young people being challenged in new areas and overcoming fears of heights and of deep water. This programme provided a safe space for our young people to try new things that they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to experience.

“We have noticed that the mood of our young people improves signficantly when they are able to get outside and participate in physical activities. We are now trying to include more opportunities for this within our regular class programme.

“We have seen our young people be more encouraging of each other, when it comes to trying out new activities that they would have been hesitant to try in the past.

“We have seen some of our young people engage with another programme for surfing. Some of the young people would not have previously engaged well with this other programme, had it not been for the Adventure [Specialties Trust] instructors and this programme. Consequently, we have seen growth in their confidence to try new activities. And the excitement that the young people displayed to engage in this was awesome.”

Bob Sova

Operations Manager, Waitākere Alternative Education Consortium

“As an employer that values our people we were looking for courses or programmes that might bring out the best in our team. Inspire [Adventure Therapy programme] delivered big time! The staff member who we sponsored on this course transformed over several weeks from shy, quiet and withdrawn to confident, charismatic and enthusiastic. Not only did we see dramatic improvements in his work, we also saw how much happier he is as a person.”

Nick Mallia

Owner, Mallia Home Centre

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”