We create careers
Nisa was founded to create employment opportunities for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Since being founded in 2017, Nisa has employed 29 women on their journey towards a bright career in Aotearoa.
A year after arriving in Aotearoa, less than a fifth of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are employed. After three years, only a quarter of women from refugee backgrounds find employment.* Lack of employment is an obstacle to feeling truly valued and integrated into a community.
We support the living wage
All of our permanent staff are paid, at minimum, the current living wage for their work. The living wage is hourly wage a worker needs be paid to afford the necessities of life and to participate as an active citizen in the community.
18 cultures represented
Nisa has been home to people from over 18 nations across the world, and counting. The worskshop is a place to share an d experience different cultures, in the centre of Aoteroa's capital city.
We regularly host development sessions at the workshop covering essential education topics, like CV writing and financial management. Many members of the Nisa team work part time while engaging in further education.
In June 2022 we received a GoodMeasure report from ImpactLab so we could quantify the effect Nisa provides to its employees. The report calculates social value: how much it would cost for members of the team to receive the additional improvements to their wellbeing that they get while working at Nisa.**