With a passion to see rangatahi thrive, Isaac Fonotoe helps foster this through wake ama. This teaches them to connect with te Awa Tupua, learn who they are, learn teamwork and build resilience within themselves. This impacts other areas of their lives. This revelation came by supporting his own children in wake ama. He got involved and experienced the huge positive effect it had on him. Realising the impact this made on his own life he wanted others, especially rangatahi to experience the same. Today kaumatua, rangatahi, tamariki all take part of this within the waters of Te Awa Tupua.