In 2023, TŌNUI Collab initiated a Kōhine Robotics Kaupapa, supporting tem teams of Year 6 - 9 girls from kura across Te Tairāwhiti to experiment with VEX IQ Robotics, develop confidence with a range of technologies, learn about study and career pathways in tech, and hear for wāhine thriving in tech.
The schools involved in 2023 were Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti, Makarika, Hatea a Rangi, Māngātuna, Whangara, Patutahi and Gisborne Intermediate (Ngā Manu a Rehua).
TŌNUI Collab wanted to specifically address the disparity of kōhine Māori in tech, by facilitating wānanga-ā-kanohi for our kōhine throughout the year and culminated with the inaugural Kōhine Robotics Expo in Turanganui-a-Kiwa.
TŌNUI Collab's Kōhine Robotics kaupapa is supported by The Gattung Foundation, Internet NZ, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Te Huarahi Tika Trust. The Expo was also supported by Digital Future Aotearoa, Te Hapori Matihiko, Microsoft NZ, Spark Foundation, EIT - Te Pukenga, DTTA (Digital Technology Teachers of Aotearoa) and SheSharp.
In 2024, the Kōhine Robotics kaupapa is growing. For more information about our Kōhine Robotics programme, contact us on email@example.com