Our programmes

At Manaaki Ability Trust we live and breathe our mission statement: We aim to develop in our clients a lasting enthusiasm for personal achievement and the confidence and ability to live and work to their fullest potential.

We have a wide range of programmes available and some fantastic people on board to facilitate these. Please take a look below.

Community Participation

Our staff assist with facilitation and support of all clients to participate and develop their skills for ordinary daily living.




Transition from School

This journey is one in which they make many more decisions and have to adjust to a diverse and dissimilar life outside of the school gate.



Young Guns

Specifically aimed at our clients who are 16-25 years old. It incorporates all of our community participation principles, together with some youth-focused esteem and skill-based programs.




The Matrix is an eleven-week client driven program that works with each of the Matrix trainees and their families to develop a very focused and targeted individual goal plan which has paid employment as one of the outcomes.

Other opportunities:

  • Work Placements
  • Volunteering
  • Fitness Training
  • Art
  • Social Media
  • Gardening
  • Toastmasters
  • Client Meetings
  • Cooks Corner