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Introduction

Manawatu Chinese Community Trust (here after refer to as “The Trust”) is an incorporated charity trust which is set up to promote Chinese cultural identity and provide a comprehensive service to the entire Chinese communities in Manawatu region .

The Trust is based on Palmerston North. It aims to build up Chinese networks; promote a great Chinese heritage; encourage the cultural and language maintenance; strengthen Chinese unity and mutual support; share fundamental cultural values, languages, traditions with the people from other cultures in New Zealand. It provides facilities, research and learning opportunities to the community enhancing their pleasant existence and the contributions to the multi-cultural civilization of New Zealand.

The Trust designs and facilitates projects and activities in the following areas:

Cultural Publicity and Exchange

Organise cultural events around the year in which Chinese culture is celebrated; Participate in various culture activities hosted by local city council, ethnic center and other community organisations in which the cultural diversity is promoted and where we learn from, enjoy and grow in understanding of each other.

Community service and Consultancy

Conduct comprehensive day to day services and consultations to the community: Provide assistances to Chinese community for their basic settlement difficulties; Liaise between the Government and the community for fully utilization of services provided by the Government and local authorities to non-English speakers; Recommend professional institution to people in need to provide them with information and advices.

Education and Research

Provide holistic educational opportunities and unique adult learning environment for the community; Provide support, encouragement and guidance to the community in their pursuit of personal development, learning and employment;`Attract more people learning Chinese language, and promote Chinese culture and history.

Trustees and staffs of The Trust have extensive experiences and backgrounds in New Zealand social service, education and business. We fully devote to making the programs work. We are thorough and organised people who are able to promote and service Chinese community better than most with our language and cultural understanding. We welcome all kinds of supports and financial assistances from you.