The PATH has been a useful planning tool for strategic planning, professional development and project planning within Iwi and Māori provider organisations and communities. Some PATH’s completed include:
- Ngati Mutunga marae and iwi development
- Ngāruawahia community (movers and shakers within whānau supported by Ngā Miro Health Centre)
- Young Mums (Turuki Healthcare, Māngere)
- Dziah Dance Academy (Te Kaha o te Rangatahi – South Auckland)
- Mega Crew
- Rangitāne Rangatahi (Dannevirke)
- Taranaki Healing group
Here are some comments from whānau who have completed PATHs:
* This is a ‘mean’ platform for change!
* Changes are good and this is a new change for me, using this PATH – its giving me something to look forward to
* It [PATH] put me outside my comfort zone but allowed me to explore other ideas and paths that I would not have thought about.
* When I speak about mana motuhake that’s it for me in action [the PATH] because as a whānau we’re trying to look for our own solutions for ourselves. We’re driving it, not being told how to be.
Some comments from Facilitators post the PATH Facilitator training:
*Practice, practice, practice – to be really useful to anyone else you have to know your stuff, and you have to take opportunities to practice – around facilitating
*I need to do my own plan before I move into doing any extensive plans with the whanau that I work with
*The PATH is useful for marae, hapū and whanau development