Transforming marginalised Māori and Pacific communities through higher education
Date:14 May 2019, 4:30pm - 14 May 2019, 5:30pm
Public lecture, AUT The impact of Māori and Pacific participation in higher education on the socio-economic wellbeing of individuals and their communities is well documented. The engagement of AUT’s UNIPREP programme with the lowest decile communities in Auckland has the potential to transform many lives. The collaboration between university management, academics and administration opens a portal to realising the dreams and aspirations of our most disadvantaged communities, and in return, Māori and Pacific communities bring to the University a wealth of knowledge, values and the life experiences of people accustomed to the reality of socio-economic barriers and its concomitant hardships.