BA, BEd Victoria University
Certified Baby Carrying Consultant UK Slingababy School
Certified Kangatrainer Kangatraining New Zealand
La Leche League Peer Support Pacific Breastfeeding Centre Porirua

Department of Marriage and Family, Section: Parenting

Penina Hitti is passionate about how arts and crafts can be positive tools for spiritual upliftment. She enjoys working with mothers in particular to figure out how personal purpose – and mixing that with service to family and community – can come together as a foundation for a rich and meaningful life. Currently she dabbles in social enterprise through a small business, which has a focus on marrying creativity (sewing and design) with social impact projects. She has an interest in supporting mothers’ mental and physical health as well. This is done through her work as a certified Baby Sling and Carrier Consultant and as a Postnatal Fitness Instructor. Penina has lived in Papua New Guinea, Australia and Israel, and is now resident in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Penina is married with four children.


Penina Hitti


Embracing a Spiritual Identity of Motherhood

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