"If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself."
Dorothy Law Nolte

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"When we learn to see life through the eyes of a child, that is when we become truly wise."
Mother Theresa

Welcome to Living & Learning

A very warm welcome to the Living and Learning Foundation.

Our lives are enriched and our horizons expanded through the privilege of learning.  For many, this is something we take for granted.  It is so easy to become cocooned in our own world, ignorant of the realities of life as it is experienced by others.

It is through learning that we are made aware of the many lives that follow a road so different from our own.  The lives of little children, young people, families and whole communities are impacted by their circumstances.

It was out of a heartfelt belief that we could assist in empowering individuals, families and communities to overcome life’s challenges that the Living and Learning Foundation was born. Yes, we are mindful of the realities we face and respectful of the lives we link with.  This is not about an easy solution, but it is about stepping out in faith, learning, increasing awareness and acknowledging that given the opportunity everyone has enormous capacity to make a positive contribution to society and to live a meaningful life.

So we place the early childhood service at the heart of our family centres because a positive start in life has been proven time and time again to significantly influence the leading of a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  It is our belief that, as we place our trust in our loving, caring God and work together, strengthened through diversity, every New Zealander can live a life enriched through knowledge-sharing, tolerance and education.

Glennie Oborn
Founding Trustee

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