Currently, Pacific People make up only 6.7% of the healthcare workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand, but are largely overrepresented in negative health statistics and outcomes.
We are working in partnership with FOU: the Future is Open to Us to change this by supporting Pacific students from Health Science Academies into their first years of study at university. FOU is an initiative that is working to nurture Pacific students into a workforce that is representative of their communities with wrap-around support and resources.
We’re on a mission to remove barriers and work together to grow representation of Pacific practitioners in the healthcare sector - and we need your help.
Middlemore Foundation is working in partnership with FOU and the South Auckland Health Science Academies to support the journeys of 20 students into their first years of university starting in 2023.
This appeal gives a community of supporters the opportunity to invest in the future of our healthcare workforce through the Middlemore Foundation Health Science Scholarship fund.
With your support, the Scholarships will be awarded to 20 Pacific Year 13 students at one of the six schools in the Counties Manukau region that are participating in the Health Science Academy Programme.
The first year of study is fees-free, but it’s the hard costs that add up. The Middlemore Foundation Health Science Scholarships will provide each student with $5000 split over their first two years of study to cover added costs such as textbooks, resources and travel.
With the help of our generous donors and community of supporters, last year we were able to support 20 students in their journeys into their first year of study in health.
This year, we are back with the same mission to help our students achieve their dream of becoming future Healthcare Practitioners and serving their communities.
With your help, we can work together to weave future pathways for our students who will go on to transform the health sector and change our community health outcomes for the better.
A $5000 investment in Middlemore Foundation Health Science Scholarship will go towards getting one student the things they need to get through their first years at university.
The more we raise, the more students we can invest in, the more change we can affect.
Any contribution, big or small, will help us on our mission to grow representation of Pacific People in the healthcare sector and transform the future health of our communities.