MANA was founded in 2013 by Valami Qoro, Jimmy Noa-Clarke, Lionel & To’a Teleaga, and Andrew Fa'avale who were working with Pasifika young offenders at the time. Realising that there was a lack of culturally-appropriate and strengths-based approaches to working with Pasifika peoples, they teamed with Nicola Fa'avale and created MANA as a vehicle to fill the evidence-gap that existed in the Australian context, and to design culturally-nuanced and holistic strategies and frameworks to work within.
Our Vision is to support Pasifika peoples in Australia to thrive.
Our Mission is to create spaces, strategies and solutions that empower Pasifika peoples to continue the extraordinary legacy of our ancestors in Australia
Courage |Trust | Respect | Excellence |