About Us  

Tui Trust is a Waikato based charity founded in 2003 by Tania Simpson, retired Director of Kōwhai Consulting Ltd. We aim to interrupt the inter-generational cycle of disadvantage ensuring all children have access to quality education that works for them and have access to opportunities.


Tui Trust Governed by the Board of Trustees and Board Associates. We have financial, cultural and education advisors and the Trust has an Executive Administrator who manages daily operations and project management. To view our Strategic Plan please click here


Our Services
for a full description of services see our work


An intervention project which supports initiatives by removing barriers preventing tamariki accessing quality education that works for them.

We support:

  • Tamariki Sponsorship - contribute to the cost of a child's education including i.e. specialist diagnostic referrals and assessments, glasses, hearing aids, books, connectivity and devices, chromebooks, specialist learning memberships.

  • Initiatives which ensures that the child's specialist and/or learning difference needs are met i.e. connecting with specialist tutors who teach Structured Literacy - explicit and systematic teaching of all important components of literacy.

  • Wrap-around whānau providing holistic support with the goal to vastly improve educational and life outcomes for each child. There will be attention given to tamariki with developmental, neurological learning differences, ADHD and autism.

Celebrate tamariki 5th Birthday!

A collaboration with School Start First Impressions this project supports children turning five by providing a gorgeous birthday box filled with gifts tailored to each child. SSFI provides school uniform, stationery, school fees and provide items for a birthday party for whānau experiencing financial hardship. We ensure B4School Health check are completed and investigate concerns. 

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