Recreate NZ is the only Adventure Based registered charity in New Zealand providing a huge range of unique adventure, recreational, social and educational programmes and experiences to young people living with disability. All participants are aged between 10 - 35, and have mild to moderate intellectual, physical or sensory impairments, ie Down Syndrome to Autism, Cerebral Palsy to Profound Deafness.
When Sally met Chrissa!
Chrissa is living with the heart defect Tetralogy of the Fallot, and she has been associated with Recreate for the past four years. She has completed two life skills courses, where students complete self-directed objectives such as how to take public transport, how to live healthily and how to cook and bake amazing food among other things. For Sally’s ‘Wicked’ fudge-making business Chrissa seemed like the perfect fit, as she could transfer the many skills she learnt from the Recreate Life Skills Course.
Chrissa started in October, and immediately proved to be an asset. She quickly learned everything Sally had to show her and then even came up with ways to improve things. Chrissa is excited about this enterprise, and she expresses that she “enjoys learning new baking skills and being part of a team, and would ultimately like to gain full-time employment.”
Chrissa has since attended many other Recreate programmes, (including a 4-day trip successfully completing the Otago Rail Trail), further developing her confidence and self-esteem, and has even now presented publically about her experiences.
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