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Waikato Sunrise Rotary are our Charity Partner for Balloons over Waikato 2022

Once again, our nominated charity for 2022 is the fantastic Waikato Sunrise Rotary Club. Waikato Sunrise Rotary is one of five Rotary clubs in Hamilton, all committed to supporting the communities we live in.

Rotarians are business, professional and community people applying their time and talents to addressing some of the toughest challenges in our communities. The 45 members of Waikato Sunrise Rotary volunteer in “hands on” roles working positively to raise funds to support people and organisations in our own neighbourhood and also neighbourhoods around the world.

As Rotarians they understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we focus our service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, supporting children and youth in need, supporting education, and health.

Waikato Sunrise Rotary is excited about the opportunity of working with Balloons Over Waikato to raise money for their nominated cause, Life Education Trust.


We are delighted to be partnering with Waikato Sunrise Rotary who will provide in excess of 160 volunteers for the event.
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Waikato Sunrise Rotary are proud to announce their Charity of Choice for the Balloons over Waikato 2022 event: Life Education Trust

Life Education Trust are mobile classrooms who have been visiting New Zealand schools for over 25 years. Their visits are designed to suit the particular needs of the children of each school.

Their goal is to give children the tools to make good decisions about living a healthy life and to build their self-esteem by teaching them that everyone is valued.

The lessons can include self-esteem, resilience, a positive understanding of themselves, knowledge about healthy living and develop strategies for relating to others.

Life Education Trust has Harold the Giraffe as their mascot which enables positive relationships and having fun. Harold attends schools, preschools and community events to motivate and inspire students and children in a positive and fun way. Children and adults love him.

Life Education Trust collaborates with schools to support the Health Curriculum and Key Competencies. Schools are given feedback forms to assess the contribution to the school and its students to determine improvements.

Life Education Trust Educators are experienced, fully qualified New Zealand registered teachers who will adapt lessons and resources to make the classroom truly inclusive for ALL students.

Enabling children to reach their full potential. To watch students, grow in confidence to share ideas and to take on-board new ideas as lessons progress.