""This course gave me insights beyond just working with Pasifika peoples - it has helped me understand diversity better and how to build with diverse cultures. Awesome""
"I didn't know how much I didn't know about Pasifika peoples until I did this course. Feel ready to make a difference in community""
"Found the presentation really insightful - even down to the different terms we use for Pasifika/Pacific Island/Maori PI communities - I'm far more confident now to work for better Pasifika outcomes!""
This course is designed for non-Pasifika and Pasifika peoples who want to enhance their understanding of Pasifika cultures, values, data, and worldviews. The following groups in particular will benefit from this course:
Gain direct access to facilitators - ask questions and engage in dynamic conversations
Workshops provide an opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and build an ongoing community of practice
In the group environment, you will build and design practical solutions & strategies alongside your peers
Our lead facilitator, Andrew Fa'avale has consulted in and with communities, universities, schools, government and the youth justice sector to nurture Pasifika success in Australia.
His Pasifika-focused research projects have been across health, education, cultural competence and criminology.
He is the co-founder of MANA Pasifika (www.mana.org.au) an NGO that seeks to support Pasifika peoples to thrive.
Andrew is a Samoan by blood, Kiwi by birth and Aussie by choice.
See Andrew's TEDx talk here: TEDx Talk: Disrupting Education with Traditional Knowledges