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    Our vision is to teach untrained teachers, who are teaching children in classrooms of the world, how to run an effective classroom and how to teach numeracy and literacy. We aim for the children to be educated well, so that they can break the poverty cycle.

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    India 2018


Three schools in a poor area of the capital city of Ghana, with over 600 students and only a handful of books for them to read. How can children discover their world; how they become inquisitive, learn language skills, be competent readers – with no books? When the children beg you, plead with you to give them books, what are you to do?

With the help of Mainfreight New Zealand, RATA collected and gathered 13 pallets of books from around NZ and freighted them over to Ghana. It took over a year, but now the three schools all have libraries. We call this a ‘Ripple of RATA”- just one of those things we have done, because we know it will change those children’s lives and make their schooling so much more meaningful.

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RATA in 2019

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people! This whakatauki from the Maori people of New Zealand helps to express the way the RATA team feel about our work. The most … Continue reading RATA in 2019


RATA Calendar 2019

RATA’s Calendar for 2019 is now available. Funds raised from the calendar will go towards furniture for the new classroom at Kaplani School in India. The cost of a calendar is $10, plus $4 postage. If you wish to purchase a calendar please email Anney at Monies to be deposited in the RATA account … Continue reading RATA Calendar 2019


India July 2016 Recap

In July 2016, we took 9 kiwi teachers to work hard with our Indian colleagues. The curry and mangoes were great, but even better was seeing the enthusiasm the teachers have for learning and the dedication they have to be teachers of excellence is awesome. It was a privilege to be working in India again. … Continue reading India July 2016 Recap

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