Welcome to Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust

Raising the aspirations and achievement of Pasifika youth.

Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust (PPAT) is an umbrella Pasifika organisation focused on raising aspirations and achievement of Pasifika youth through social and economic development programmes and projects. Set up in 2005, we provide a platform to allow localised projects to be driven by various organisations, particularly around youth education and mentoring.

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Our Programmes

Pacific Advance Senior School

Pacific Advance Senior School (PASS) is a partnership school based in Otahuhu, South Auckland. It aims to provide a learning pathway option for Pasifika students who have struggled to fulfil their learning potential in mainstream settings.


Pasifika Power Up

Pasifika PowerUP is a joint Ministry of Education and Ministry of Pacific Island affairs-driven programme that actively supports Pasifika parents and families to champion their children's learning.


Pacific Mentoring Programme

Our partners have extensive experience in working with both Pacific and Maori young people and children delivering strength and resiliency based mentoring programmes.