Here I Belong: Whanaungatanga is an experience where child and caregiver can create a personalised children's book which tells a story of where they're from, and who they care about. This is especially important for children who have a family make-up that isn’t often represented. It will draw attention to their support system, whether it’s biological or not, and create a sense of belonging.
I researched family dynamics in Aotearoa and what was considered the ‘norm’. I interviewed many people and came to the resolution of creating a personalised children’s book that loosely followed the framework of a pepeha.
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