"By boarding the INNOV8HQ Waka, you join a deep whakapapa - genealogy - of inspiring global youth leaders, community influencers and entrepreneurs."

Heidi Renata, INNOV8HQ

Mana Rangatahi Kete – Youth Pathways App

Mana Rangatahi has gone global.

Two years ago, indigenous Dunedin businesswoman Heidi Renata launched Mana Rangatahi, a youth entrepreneurship programme aimed at people aged between 16 and 24, to inspire change in the business world.

The 12-week programme, run by her company INNOV8HQ, is based on applying matauranga Māori principles, critical thinking and resilience-based activities for the modern work environment.

Designed for youth living in Dunedin New Zealand,  a mobile phone app has now been launched to broaden the programme’s reach.

“It’s about giving rangatahi (youth) the skills to encourage and inspire them to learn more to become a leader,” Heidi Renata says.

“Although the programme is delivered in Dunedin, anyone globally can use the app. It was also a great way of helping display the country’s culture to those who wanted to learn more. It is there for everyone, no matter where you are.”

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