WE CARE - We support environmental and social projects in New Zealand

Auszeit Neuseeland, the adult program of Study Nelson, is based in New Zealand. That however is not the only reason why we care about the well-being of people and the protection of the environment. We want to help! Therefore we donate a part of each application to non-profit social and environmental projects in New Zealand. Projects include the protection of endangered animals, the support of socially disadvantaged people, the care for children and youth and the conservation of the Maori culture. All so that New Zealand stays as eventful and diverse at it is!

We Care-Projects

Beach-Clean-Up: In cooperation with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation our Study Nelson-Team spent a day cleaning a beach on Best Island near Nelson.

Haiti Earthquake Sanson-Rejouis Family Fund: A network of family and friends for the Haitian family of Emily Sanson Rejouis and her youngest daughter who are living in Nelson. The two lost their husband/father Emmanuel Rejouis and their children/siblings Kofie-Jade and Zenzie by the destructive earthquake in Haiti. The Study Nelson We Care Fund donated NZD 1000 to support them.

KO AU Kapa Haka Group: The group consists of 6-8 girls aged 9 to 19 years who perform the Haka, the traditional dance of the Maori. The group from Wellington have already performed worldwide, but would like particularly to encourage the youth of New Zealand to learn more about their own culture and preserve it. Study Nelson We Care donated NZD 250.

Nelson Region Hospice – Sponsor for the Day: Study Nelson We Care paid for a full working day of a hospital nurse at the Nelson Region Hospice.

Tree-Planting: The tree planting is held twice a year in cooperation with the Nelson City Council. Each of our Study Nelson high school students plants 2-3 native trees and is given a certificate. Planting trees helps symbolise the students‘ experience in New Zealand and their particular relationship with Nelson.

KIVA: KIVA is non-profit organisation that lends money to those living in poverty around the world, so that they can build a better life. By combining micro-financing with the internet KIVA creates a global community of lenders and borrowers. Study Nelson We Care is a consistent KIVA lender.

Light Nelson: Light Nelson is a round-the-year project culminating in a big event in winter. With countless light-installations Nelson then celebrates its talent, ingenuity, generosity and art. Study Nelson is one of the sponsors of Light Nelson.