The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is a philanthropic family organisation committed to making a positive, and lasting contribution to the community.
Our philosophy is for all young people to develop to their full potential, make a successful transition to adulthood and achieve lifelong health and well being through positive youth development.
WFCT works with young people between the ages of 0 and 25, focusing on specific issues within housing, education, the early years, and the development of the youth sector.
WFCT also partners with the University of Canterbury in the Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group.
Our Youth Development Champion, Sela Faletolu-Fasi, promotes positive youth development by providing leadership, best practice, support and training in positive youth development to a wide group of organisations across Greater Christchurch.
The Positive Youth Development in Aotearoa (PYDA) framework discusses different approaches to positive youth development to guide communities and organisations in the way they organise programmes and support for young people.
There are seven trustees and one advisory trustee of the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust.Find out more