July 12, 2021
Ecommerce offering path for whanau
Social enterprise Te Whare Hukahuka is tripling the size of its Ka Hao i te Ao e-commerce and digital marketing programme.
Chief executive Travis O’Keefe says the first course last year drew Māori and Pasifika from all walks of life in e-commerce, including mothers at home, beneficiaries, professionals and business owners.
With help from government funding, donations and a partnership with e-commerce giant Shopify’s global indigenous programme, Te Whare Hukahaka is offering scholarships totalling $1.3 million to cover the $7500 fee for the three-month course.
Mr O’Keefe says the initiative is about improving family lives because behind every e-commerce entrepreneur there is a family that will benefit from the new income in the household.
To apply for the programme, you must be of Māori and Pasifika descent and be able to commit to at least 6-8 hours a week for a duration of 12 weeks.
Applications close mid-August with the course set to begin in September.
For more information about the scholarships please go to the website www.twh.co.nz
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