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Kate Hall

Kate Hall

The Transformation Academy

Diverting waste from landfill is one thing, but the impact the redirected waste has on a community, is another. This week we visited The Transformation Academy who have just received truckloads of office furniture (diverted from landfill) to fill their new building in Takapuna!

The Transformation Academy work with young people who are at risk of or who have dropped out of school. The experienced and highly trained tutors work with young people to develop their vocational and life skills, and gain their NCEA Level 1 certificate.

The Transformation Academy aim to equip and empower people, and we are SO thrilled that we could be a part of filling their new space with desks, chairs, and furniture to create an environment where students can learn and grow.

We visited the incredible team at Transformation Academy when they were just beginning to set things up. They hadn’t even been in the building a full week yet! The place already looked brilliant; ready for young people to learn and innovate.

Pre-dance class

The Transformation Academy focus on interest based learning. This looks different to the usual learning format of sitting behind a desk and looking at a white board. For example, when we visited, the young people were in the middle of dance class!

One of their 11 class rooms currently in set-up mode

With the inventory, The Transformation Academy have been able to fill 11 class rooms and approximately 5 offices. Imagine if all of this furniture had ended up in landfill!

We’re so grateful to have had the chance to meet the Transformation Academy team and see their community changing work up close. Seeing how corporate waste can impact community groups so positively, inspires us to keep on…


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