Fostering te reo Māori through localised curriculum resources
The 2020 funding round is currently open for applications and closes 20 August at 5pm
Te Aho Ngārahu was established in 2017 as an initiative to improve the access to quality te reo Māori localised curriculum resources to support ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako learning in and through te reo Māori in both Māori medium and English medium settings.
The annual fund for Te Aho Ngārahu was increased to $3.4 million in Budget 2020.
Te Aho Ngārahu is the bright burning ember at the base of the ashes of te ahi kā, the home fire. Before the home fire burns down completely, a light breeze is brought to the final ember, reigniting the flames to burn brightly anew.
Hence with this project, the breeze of our communities is being brought to the burning embers of our stories, re-igniting the flames of our peoples’ values and learning, to create warmth for our learners and teachers of te reo Māori.
Te Aho Ngārahu uses an approach where story ideas are sought through a Request for Stories application process.
The selected stories and respective storytellers then work with one of our te reo Māori curriculum and resource developers to co-develop the stories into te reo Māori education resources.
The intended outcomes of Te Aho Ngārahu are:
What you need to know about the Te Aho Ngārahu process is outlined in the steps below.
Every year Te Aho Ngārahu will put out a Request for Stories ideas The story application form will ask for the following information:
All stories will be assessed by an evaluation panel. Panel members are selected prior to the round opening, we ensure the panel comprise a cross-section of advisors with expertise and knowledge in supporting ākonga, kaiako learning in and through te reo Māori in both Māori medium and English medium settings as well as expertise and knowledge in working with whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
The panel will assess the applications against the priorities and evaluation criteria and will decide on a shortlist.
We will email everyone once the final decisions are made on the applications. It may take up to 6 – 8 weeks from the time the round closes for you to be informed about your application.
Once an application is approved our advisors will meet with you to:
This phase also involves establishing formal agreements between you, the storyteller, and us the Ministry of Education.
The agreements set out the expectations between the two parties. Specifically it:
Once agreements between the storyteller and the Ministry are established we will connect you with your confirmed curriculum resource developer so that you can work together on a full proposal to develop the resource.
The proposal will:
All proposals will go through our standard review and recommendations process. Once approved, we will send a Statement of Work (contract) to develop the resource to the curriculum resource developer.
The contract is directly with the curriculum resource development provider as they will be leading and managing the development and production of the resource. It is a requirement in this step of the process that a co-publishing between the curriculum resource developer and storyteller be established. This agreement will ensure that both parties are consulting with one another throughout the development and production of the resource.
We have a number of curriculum resource developers who you can work with to co-develop your resource.