Pacifica Child Wellbeing Project

Tamaiti o te Moana with Moana Connect

From 2021-2024 Va‘atele Education Consulting is partnering with Moana Research in a Health Research Council funded project, focused on Pacific child wellbeing. This project is a Pasifika-led health and education collaboration designed to investigate community perceptions of Pacific child health and wellbeing of ‘under-fives’. The project involves co-design and research with three South Auckland Early Learning Services representing Samoan, Tongan and Tokelau communities. The findings will inform the development of a Pacific child and family wellbeing project that combines health and education outcomes to improve the “B4 School Check” programme’s responsiveness to Pacific peoples.

Whose knowledge is valued at school?

(Si‘ilata, 2014, p. 47)

Team Members

Dr. Rae Siʻilata

Professor Janet Gaffney

Dr. Meg Jacobs

Salā Pafitimai Dr. Faʻasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota

Deborah Meafua-Siafolau

Kyla Hansell

Avikaila Sopotulagi Tilialo

Deborah Meafua-Siafolau

Folole Tuʻitahi

Hevaha Tuʻakoi

Lino Nelisi

Luti Tafea

Manava Parakoti

Meleka Pou-Poasa

Judith Poimatagi

Peta Ravlich

Salā Pafitimai Dr. FaʻasaulalaTagoilelagi-Leota

Professor Janet Gaffney

Dr. Meg Jacobs

Martha Aseta

Mohamed Alansari

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