Overseas Chinese Services Centre
CNSST Foundation has been officially designated as an Overseas Chinese Service Centre since 28th September 2015. In this role we are pursuing the following three key developmental strategies:
- To enhance the communication between NZ and China governments with the aim of improving the well-being of Chinese migrants in NZ.
- To employ a part time social worker to work with the Chinese migrants in NZ on critical issues.
- To research, edit and publish a NZ Guide for Overseas Chinese Migrants as a sustainable information resource.
Culturally and linguistically appropriate Settlement Information:
The ‘An Ju Le Ye’ (‘Settle well and prosper’) settlement support service aims to remove the barriers faced by new Chinese migrants in settling and integrating into New Zealand’s multi-cultural society. The service includes:
- Provision of settlement information on day-to-day issues: Answering general settlement enquiries on work, study and life in NZ via phone, email or face to face consultation.
- Introduction to New Zealand’s social system, laws and legislations, Settlement Workshops on NZ road code, taxation, medical system, social welfare, employment support.
- Referral service: Referring migrants to other network agencies for specialised services.
- Coordination of Chinese cultural events to promote the local cultural cohesion and recognition, eg. Chinese New Year, Chinese Moon Festival.
Social Work & Counseling Services for:
- Conflicts in cross-cultural families
- Advice on parenting skills.
- Mental Health issues caused by stress and cultural difference.
Employment Support–Employment coaching and job matching.
Free Chinese Legal Advice.
Senior Support and Youth Cultural Heritage:
Art, cultural, educational and recreational activities for elderly Chinese migrants, e.g. Taichi, English, Mahjong and health check-ups.
Chinese cultural and educational programmes for Kiwi Chinese children and young people to empower them to better understand their bi-cultural identity as well as Chinese culture, history, and traditional arts and crafts.