Local Religious Community / Interfaith Affiliation:
Cook Islands Community
I have come to PeaceNext looking for:
networking, interreligious advocacy, friendship
I am inspired by:
Social Inclusion- Networking with a lot of different women from different backgrounds and building relationship in learning their cultures.
My favorite spiritual places:
In church and in home...
Interreligious causes I care about:
People especially women who have been a victim of domestic violence and abused.
Changes I am working toward in my community:
Build a strong relationships with other women's network and to implement changes in the running of programs within our community.
My name is Maine-nga Tekopua born in the Cook Islands but now residing in Melbourne Australia. I am married for 26yrs and I have 10 children(all grown ups) and have 19 grand children. I am passionate of caring for elderly people and also women's group activities. I am a Leader of the Women's Ministry in my church, a President of the Cook Islands Women's Organization in Victoria, a member of the board of management in the Springvale Neighbourhood House(Community Organization), a coordinator and Manager for a Cultural Dancing Group and a member of the Women's Organization VIRWC(Victorian Immigrants Refugees Women's Coalition). I'm interested in social network with other women's group national and international and building friendship. I'm a friendly, caring, loving, motivated person to connect with and like to learn from others.