Our leaders of the future…

Every day at Sequal, we’re committed to giving more – to our people, to our partners and to the future.

To ‘Give More’ requires empathy, showing respect for others. It means communication and it means being focused on helping others.

On this, and our commitment to giving more to the future, we’re really passionate about our region and the people in it – and we’re extremely proud of their achievements.

We believe there’s no better way to give more to the future than to support the young people in our region. Young people who have their whole lives ahead of them to create opportunities for themselves and take those presented to them.

In order to support young people in our community, we partner with Decision Reach Out (Toro Mai) Trust who are passionate about creating opportunities for youth in our communities. The trust was founded in 1985 in Auckland and has since established branches in Tauranga and Waikato. They send a group of deserving students twice a year to the Hillary Outdoors Programme in the Tongariro National Park. The Tauranga branch alone is estimated to have provided over 350 leadership opportunities for secondary school students in the region – what a fantastic contribution!

Each Hillary Outdoors programme includes hundreds of adventures, big and small – specifically selected to provide meaningful and tangible learning experiences for each participant. The benefits of these adventures can then be transferred back by students into their everyday lives, environment and communities.

At the end of each year, the newly appointed head and deputy prefects at Tarawera High School are privileged enough to take part in these trips to strengthen their bond as a leadership team and work on developing their individual skills – and we’re yet to hear anything downbeat about their experiences!

A massive shout out must go to Decision Reach Out (Toro Mai) Trust for the immense time and effort that goes into organizing and making these experiences possible to enrich the lives of our deserving youth. We look forward to hearing plenty more inspirational recounts of student experiences in years to come.