Vodafone New Zealand Foundation – Speaking points for the PNZ Youth Funders Webinar
Vodafone Foundation Background
Values and Collaborators
There are several key values that we bring to this work.
Kaitiakitanga (stewardship of the kaupapa/ protecting & upholding the mana of Young People) – being mindful that we are talking about the reality of disadvantage for young people without being deficit minded.
Acknowledge partners in this work: Developing the impact model itself requires a lot of expertise and help – early on, we collaborated with the Centre for Social Impact, Deloitte and Nicholson Consulting to do this mahi.
Impact Model Journey
The framework considered multiple interconnected aspects of a young person’s life experience – including health, safety, education, housing, employment, income, cultural identity, social connections, the environment, civic participation, resilience and leisure and recreation.
Data driven tool balanced with community and youth experiences
Through collaboration with Statistics New Zealand, the Impact Model utilises the IDI (integrated data infrastructure) and other data sources to develop a data driven view of New Zealand young people -their challenges, and their barriers to leading their best life.
How can the model help other funders in the youth space?
Enable you to identify and understand the group of young people you are focused on – may be in a regional location, or based on the severity of risk factors present, age, ethnicity etc. You’ll be able to see demographic info but also outlook and life experiences
Inform the development of a theory of change
Measure and track change - Funders can define the outcome they are seeking to influence from the outset, providing a clear steer to community partners about the outcomes they are seeking to fund.
Track progress for the group of young people you are interested in over time.
Where to from here?
In the future we hope it will help us identify other collaborators and will enable us to share learning about success and failure.
We intend to use the NZ Youth Accord as one of the primary mechanisms for sharing information and learnings. Access to the impact model will be through signing up to the Youth Accord in the first instance.
Thanks so much for inviting me to speak and be a part of this webinar.