About Rei Foundation

Rei Foundation Limited was established in 2012 with the 
goal of contributing to social change through sustainable development. Rei Foundation collaborates with diverse partners in New Zealand and internationally to facilitate positive development for communities and individuals. 
Rei Foundation also supports research projects that aim to provide new knowledge, valuable in the fields of community development and peacebuilding.

Our kaupapa

Our mission

To contribute to creating a world in which every person lives with dignity and has their life celebrated

Our values

Advancing human dignity

Celebrating human diversity

In our work,
Rei Foundation:

Insists upon a human rights-based inclusive approach

Promotes creativity to express the uniqueness and identities of individuals and communities

Builds peace and promotes wellbeing within and among individuals, communities and the wider global community

Our team

Reiko Fukutake

Founder and Executive Director

Shizuka Arao

Programme Director and Coordinator

Simon Holden

Operations Officer / Assistant to Executive Director

Chimwemwe Sumani

Project Manager - Malawi

Geeta Sethi

Advisory Board Member

  • Senior Coordinator, Centre of Excellence on Adolescents and Youth, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Former Director of United Nations Population Fund Caribbean Sub-regional office and Representative of UNFPA Jamaica office

Masayoshi Tarui

Advisory Board Member

  • Professor Emeritus, Keio University
  • Vice Chair, Japan AIDS & Society Association