More about RAP
The Map Graphic
A colour graphic showing a map of the journey and process of getting the Ranui Action Project off the ground and progress to date.
RAP Structure graphic
Another graphic showing the structure of the Ranui Action Project, its working groups and governance.
Stronger Communites Action Fund
RAP recieves joint funding from the Ministry of Health and Child, Youth and Family, under the Stronger Communities Action Fund (SCAF). To find out more about SCAF see www.cyf.govt.nz/view.cfm?pid=195
CommunityNet Fact Sheet
In 2003 a factsheet was prepeared for www.community.net.nz which is a good summary of the project, and is reproduced below.
RANUI ACTION PROJECT
BACKGROUND ON RANUI
(smaller group that has the legal responsibility and meet monthly) A Maori, Pacific Islands and Youth Focus group also meet regularly and report back to the RAP Committee and Society
HOW IS THE PROJECT FUNDED?
MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
-Throughout July and August 2001 RAP led a process of Community Visioning in the Ranui community. Twenty seven local people were trained in the art of facilitating visions.
-At the Ranui Futures Creation Festival around 400 people participated in developing visions that translated into tangible projects. Some smaller projects, led by people from the community, went ahead immediately to maintain a sense of momentum while the RAP infrastructure and policies were developed
- Larger project ideas were fed into a Draft Action Plan. Input from government agencies and health providers was added to this and it was returned to the community at the Action Plan Prioritisation Workshop where projects were prioritised according to value to the community, cost and time frame.
- From here the Ranui Action Plan was developed; this has been approved by our funders and we are in the process of implementing the plan.
RAP contracted external assistance to facilitate the process of developing our constitution, funding allocation policy and communication policy. We have developed an innovative 2 tier governance structure to achieve a balance between the need for a small group of people to take on the legal responsibility whilst ensuring that the wider RAP Society maintains ownership of the direction of RAP. (See attached diagram) RAP is now a legal entity - the Ranui Action Project Incorporated Society.
In November 2002 we moved into the `RAP House` The house is in a very strategic position in Ranui and provides a better focus for RAP as well as providing space for future developments
An Employment Committee has been established and is developing terms of reference, RAP employment policy and a transition plan for the employment role to be handed from Council to RAP over the next 12 months.
The RAP RAVE, our newsletter has been distributed 3 monthly to Ranui residents.
The Ranui website www.ranui.org.nz has been established and is regularly updated
WHO IS INVOLVED AND HOW DO THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT?
VIOLENCE FREE RANUI:.
The `Dob in a Do Gooder` awards are awarded two monthly to a Ranui young person, adult and group who are helping to create a peaceful community.
Violence Free Ranui workshops are being held that promote the development of positive conflict resolution skills as well as improving self esteem , community building and providing a forum for a lot of fun along the way.
TRASH TO FASHION: BEATRIX PAPA
A team of Ranui people created a beautiful entry for the Trash to Fashion awards from origami and bubble wrap entitled `Ranui: Flying Into the Future`. The garment is currently on display at the Auckland museum.
CLICIT (Community Learning Information Centre) Peter Scott
This facility is a RAP libraries partnership and provides free access to computers for the community. The Centre caters for adults in the morning, children in the afternoons and the space and the computers are also being used as a homework centre in the evenings.
MARKET DAY: Anne Hissey
The Ranui Market Day is now a monthly event. As well as creating an opportunity for local people to fundraise, the market provides a performance space for local musicians to perform and is valuable in terms of providing a regular meeting place and developing social cohesion and community identity
The RAP Youth Focus Group meets weekly to plan events for Ranui young people. In 2002, this group coordinated a very successful ` Raise the Level` Youth Talent Quest, an equally well attended Kids Fun Day and are in the midst of planning a Youth Leadership Camp for January 2003. A focus for next year is to carry out a feasibility study for a Youth Centre in Ranui.
In response to residents experience of harassment from ` trick or treaters` last year, the Ranui police youth workers ( Ranui Community Approach) coordinated a fabulous Halloween disco at the Waitemata Rugby Leagues Club that was attended by hundreds of children and their families.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
` We`re Ranui people with that Ranui pride, We`re the best out west, Now that`s undenied!
From the RAP RAP by local musician Paul Wells
PO Box 70065 Ranui, ph/fax (09) 8326048 Email: rapranuiorg.nz
Last updated: 2010-10-05
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