Kia kaha Te reo Māori
Over 1.1 million people celebrated, enjoyed and extended their use of te reo during Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2021. Literacy Aotearoa staff came together on Zoom to celebrate with karakia and waiata during the national Te Reo Māori moment.
Literacy Aotearoa is a organisation dedicated to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Our staff are a mix of backgrounds and a mix of national Te Reo Māori abilities. We recognise the importance of securing a strong future for Te reo Māori. In some regions we teach Māori language face to face and online.
One of our staff shared this thought from a previous teacher - on continuing to learn te reo and especially on the issue of feeling whakama when you are not confident.
He reo hapa e taea te whakatika, he reo mū e kore e taea!
Te reo used in error can be fixed, but nothing can be done for mute reo.
It is better to try and risk a mistake than not at all. Mistakes can be fixed, feedback and support can be offered, learning can be achieved...but if you never try there can be no learning. We believe this is the same for all our learners and all our programmes - having the courage to take the risk and enrol in a class will always serve a person better than not doing anything. An effort can be supported, modified and engaged with. We want all our learners to know that mistakes and the learning that flows from them are to be celebrated and that learning is a courageous adventure - change always requires the courage to put yourself out there.
Ideas and inspiration: https://www.reomaori.co.nz/te_wa_2021
Kia kaha te reo Māori