Pacific in Social Enterprise Conference
On Tuesday 18th of June, I and a few fellow students (Tatiana and Fa’apaia) experienced a life-changing event held at the Vodafone Event Centre. During the early hours of the morning we were provided with food as well as astonishing guest speakers from many areas.
One important guest speaker was also the Minister of the Social Development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni. She is also a Member of Parliament who had shared a lot about her improving social health and educational outcomes for NZ. She is building up a welfare system for others to realise their potential.
Another important guest, Joshua Iosefo, shared his experiences as a founder ODD member, a back story of his stars and the rising of his life timeline. He is a theatre and film director as well as short film creator.
He encourages Pasifika families and friends to engage towards mental wellness.
To us in general, we were glad to witness a part of what they do for a living and hear such inspiring words and also enjoying the great food.
Rita Ioane & Adrienne Uhrle