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Jamie

Jamie's story“It’s just a part of me.” That’s how Jamie Downes of Taumarunui (Te Ātihaunui-a-Papārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) describes being a caregiver. Seeing Jamie in the context of his wider whānau, it’s no surprise that caregiving came naturally to him. Generations of caregiving Ja...

Exceptional rangatahi recognised

... have all that tech experience.(Alisha, tertiary award recipient)This award's just amazing.It's really made me proud of myself I'm proud of where I've come from and yeah just really thankful to everyone that has just been around me through my time in foster care as well.(Liz Furness, Open Home Foundation social worker)It's been a very big journey I've watched Alisha come through, and I'm incredibly proud of her. ...