Our Community Partners

Our social enterprise is made possible by the initiatives and the generous trust of our key community partners and supporters.

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On December 2017, The PETER Collective, a group of organisations working together to improve education, training and employment readiness in Puketapapa, NZ’s most diverse community,  launched the Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) to address the high number of enquiries for driver licensing support, especially for job-seekers.

The PETER collective invested $9,300 on marketing support for Puketapapa Community Driving School for its 3-year sustainability plan. This was used for the initial over-all branding and production of collaterals of the social-enterprise. Most recently, part of it was used towards the branding of the second dual-control practice car.

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The Puketapapa Local Board (PLB) and the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) Auckland are primary contributors for ongoing PCDS Enterprise Development.

Committed to resource communities to create sustainable, long-term social change for children, young people and families, Todd Foundation is our champion supporter for the first two years set up of Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS). 
Read More here.

Working for the vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand,  JR McKenzie Trust contributed in 2019 along with Todd Foundation for the next phase of the sustainable-building process for PCDS as a social enterprise. 

Check out the PCDS story here.

Major Supporters

The Migrant Action Trust (MAT) was established in January 2003, during a period of high unemployment and underemployment, particularly for migrants and refugees. At that time, ethnic migrants faced barriers to employment including lack of local work experience, unrecognised overseas qualification, poor English skills, among others.

As a member of The PETER Collective, it took on the lead role in managing and running the social enterprise for over two years now. MAT’s facilities and services are run by migrants for migrants, who best understand how difficult immigration based on their own experience. It has a strategic position to deliver and develop the enterprise goals.

The UMMA Trust provides social and community services for refugee and migrant communities with a specific focus on the wellbeing on Muslim women, children and families who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Most of the women learners supported by Puketapapa Community Driving School are referred by the UMMA Trust for a subsidised driver training.

“Two years ago, our research identified only two women from a survey of 60, who had full driving licences. This year, fifty-three former refugee women moved from Learner Licences to the Restricted Licence programme at Puketepapa Community Driving School,” says Anne Lee, Manager of The UMMA Trust. Read more here. 

The Aunties cater to women’s specific needs, and they get what they need/want when they need/want it, especially to provide whanau support to victims of domestic violence. 

Since September 2018, the Aunties pledged to give a monthly donation towards petrol cost for driving lessons for refugee-background women learners needing urgent support to get a driver licence.

In 2019 Akina supported PCDS through the series of marketing workshops for enterprise development through the marketing experts at GoodSense. 

The Rule Education Trust delivers free community classes on the New Zealand Road Code. Student learners needing practical driving sessions are referred for the PCDS driving programme.

PCDS received a grant from the Auckland Foundation Women’s Fund towards the training of a female mentor to be a qualified instructor for many refugee-background learners who preferred a female instructor.  Read it here.

PCDS Car Sponsored by
GM Vehicle Wholesale

New Zealand Philippines Business Council

New Zealand Home Loans – Massey