Giving Back to New Zealand Communities

 
Kete (noun) basket, kit.
He hangere tēnei kete (W 1971:34). / This kit is half full.
Source: www.maoridictionary.co.nz
 
The KETE Project : Kids Empowered through Technology & Education
Providing children in rural New Zealand communities an opportunity
to make their mark on the world despite geographical location.
We have partnered with the most Northern school in New Zealand - Te Hapua - and neighboring school - Ngātaki -
to engage 5-13 year old students in an art project that taps into creativity, self identity and imagination.
 
The Moko Pop Up Shop proudly presented student artworks during November-December 2015 at Ora Gallery in New York's Greenwich Village.
 
The KETE Collection:
From New Zealand to New York, KETE Project  merchandise available for purchase in our Pop-Up Shop with profits supporting educational digital workshops & tools at our partner schools.
   
The KETE Community:
From New York to New Zealand, our community includes Pop-Up Shop
suppliers bearing the KETE label and KETE Collection merchandise.
Thank you to our KETE Community for generously contributing 5% of sales to this project.
 
Mokoism would like to thank Principal Pat Conrad, the teachers and all students of Te Hapua School and Ngātaki School
for participating in this art project.
Thank you to the Artists and Brands that are giving to the KETE Project:
Shane Hansen
Sharlaine Anapu – Jewelry Designer
Prem Tyler Handweaving
Aotearoa California Collection
Thing Industries
House of Baddeck
Seedling
Koukou Creations
Kia Kaha
Tahi Manuka Honey
Tui Balms
 
"Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi - With your food basket, and my food basket, the people will thrive". Māori Proverb
 
KETE Project images kindly provided by Hollie Smith of Ngāti Kuri, the sub-tribe that spans the region of our partner schools.