E Tu Cambridge is about standing against family violence. To help people find ways they can change we are bringing Phil Paikea from Safe Man Safe Family to present his story to our whanau in Cambridge and Te Awamutu.
Phil had a violent upbringing, joined the gang where alcohol, drugs and gang life became his comfort and family, until he one day realised that he would lose his partner if he continued on that path.
Phil has been a youth worker and founding member of te taitokerau youth workers’ network, and was also instrumental in starting the White Ribbon ride. He is also a national champion for the It’s Not OK campaign and has travelled extensively throughout NZ and Australia sharing his redemption story on change.
Phil has been happily married to his wife Rowena for 41 years. They have 6 daughters, one son and many moko. They are also specialist caregivers for Oranga Tamariki. He says “Over a 20-year period we have fostered over 240 children in our humble whare.”
In addition to our guest speaker we are hoping attendees will complete a small survey for us. All those who do may enter the draw for a $50 Warehouse Voucher.
If you have someone in your family that is capable of violence then it is your responsibility too, to try to help them stop before it is too late and someone gets hurt physically or emotionally. Come along you have nothing to lose and much to gain. 🙂
All welcome. Cuppa provided after.