Social Value Aotearoa were proud to be in Wellington today to support our members Te Whānau o Waipareira as they celebrated a significant milestone with Māori Development Minister, Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell holding a Parliamentary launch Value Creation by Taitamariki: Social Return on Investment Report.
Te Whānau o Waipareira (Waipareira) is an Urban Māori (indigenous) Authority which has evolved in order to more effectively meet the needs of the West Auckland community with the delivery of a large portfolio of services in the justice, social services, education and health sectors. Waipareira is a whānau-centric organisation which operationalizes the core values and principles of Whānau Ora in all its services. In response to the Strategic Plan laid down by their Board, Waipareira ambitiously set out to understand, measure, quantify and value the impact of their diverse activities on the lives of whānau. More simply – understand if they make a difference?
On the 27th June they launched their first SROI analysis, a milestone in their Ngā Hua o Mataora (Impact Measurement) journey. Completed in partnership with Social Ventures Australia, the study is one of the few in the country, and the first for Māori by Māori. It presents a leading edge practice to understand the value and significance of culture in service delivery and provides insights for other Whānau Ora and indigenous providers to leverage off.