In 2018, South West welcomed three former refugee families to settle into Ōtautahi Christchurch. The families came through a pilot refugee resettlement programme called Community Sponsorship. Twenty-five people had the opportunity to come to Aotearoa through this pilot, and they were met and welcomed by community groups in Christchurch, Nelson, Timaru and Hamilton.
Anticipating the government call for community sponsors in 2022, we invite you to prepare and to talk to your community, friends, church networks and other contacts to explore this opportunity.
South West Refugee Sponsorship Co-ordinating Team:
|Beate Dix||Barry McKessar||Ruth Wright|