Mangere College It's Not OK event

Wed July 23rd 2014
Some of our Mangere Team recently ran the stage at the Mangere College "It's Not OK" day - This event was a huge success, which resulted with the following comments in the Police newsletter:


Thanks to Senior Sergeant Chris Barry and Sergeant Rob Woodley and the team at Genesis Youth Trust for all the work put into making the Mangere College 'Family Violence - It's Not OK' Day such a success this week.

Students we kept entertained and engaged and it has been reported to me that the Genesis Stage was a lighlight of the day and demonstrated a positive approach to a serious issue. The vital messages about preventing and dealing with family violence were shared in an engaging and appropriate way.

I value the continued efforts by all staff to support these initiatives and others to reduce Family Violence in our District. I value the continued efforts by all staff to support these initiatives and others to reduce Family Violence in our District. 

John Timms - District Commander

The following feedback was also provided by Senior Sergeant Chris Barry

Kia Ora Rob

Just wanted to say a huge thanks and acknowledge all the work that your team put into making the Mangere College 'FV it's Not OK Day'such a success yesterday

The stage that Genesis ran in the 'hot-spot'was a great success and Emil and the team did a great job with liaising with SWIS worker Willie Tupou to make the Genesis Stage a highlight of the day. It was incredibly popular with the students and was a fantastic approach to a serious issue

Please pass on my thanks to Emil, Mike, Tash, Dean and James who kept the students entertained and amused but at the same time got those vital messages about preventing and dealing with family violence through to them. The team were AWESOME!!!

It was a great day and it wouldn't have been what it was without Genesis's presence and input.

I look forward to your and the teams continued efforts to support this initiative to reduce FV by empowering our young people.

Regards - CB

What a fantastic effort by the team