Today we celebrate the halfway mark of the NUKU 100 with a very special NUKU //050. Linda Aumua (Fijian) is a passionate advocate for educational equity for Pacific people’s in Aotearoa. She is also the māmā of our videographer, Taylor.
Linda has worked in community development and as a teacher, director and senior policy analyst, transforming lives through access and success in education from preschool to tertiary both here and in Fiji.
In this episode we talk about the power of education, Linda’s experiences working across the Pacific, Indigenous female leadership and, we talk about motherhood, from the lessons her own mother taught her, to the ones she is imparting on her own children.
When you see inequities in education, often it’s not always the institution – actually it’s the policy that has the greatest impact on that institution and so it’s the key to changing the inequities in order for those institutions to respond to it.
To mark the huge milestone of reaching the halfway point in the NUKU100 series, we are launching a BOOSTED campaign to raise funds to help us profile the next 50 wāhine.
Each wāhine profile costs $2,000-$3,000 to create. This covers research, travel, shooting and interviewing, production, digital presentations, and archives.
By donating, you will be helping us inch closer to the NUKU100 and get to our goal of $20,000. You will be amplifying Indigenous voices that transform thinking, transfer knowledge across generations and uncover layers to cultural identity. You will give young women accessible examples of who they can aspire to be.
Our Boosted campaign runs from 16 November – 16 December 2020. Click here to find out more or to donate.
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