ACE Award 2020
Ngaropi Raumati (Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki), vivian Hutchinson (Community Taranaki) and Charissa Waerea (ACE Aotearoa) — pictured outside Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington Waterfront, during the ACE National conference June 2021. (photo ACE Aotearoa)
The 2020 ACE Aotearoa Annual Award for Community Programme of the year Tangata Whenua has been awarded to Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki and Community Taranaki. Several hundred people have participated in the Masterclass which uses processes based on tikanga Māori and wānanga as well as community-led adult education practices. This social innovation is having an impact on civic engagement, on race relations, and on wider strategies of adult education for the common good.