The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust (ROC) is a not for profit organization started in 2005 by former refugees. Their experiences and difficulties faced from the time of arrival to integration were too long and had many gaps of understanding. They wanted to address these issues for people of refugee backgrounds by educating and orientating them to have better community participation and smooth their cultural integration into New Zealand society.
- In 2005, the Trust operated for the first time at Methodist City Action building in London Street
- In 2006, the Trust moved to its own current premises at 63 Kent Street in Frankton where it continues to help refugees today
To provide faster and better integration
To help former refugees to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase community participation and cultural integration.
- To provide an understanding of living in New Zealand.
- To empower refugees to become socially and economically independent.
- To promote themselves as assets of New Zealand.
How has the ROC impacted you and your life?
The Driver Training programme has provided former refugees and recent migrants independence, and mobility in society. Check out Nema’s story for more details.Produced by Ecosynergy Group.