12 million dollars will be available for Pacific learners and families through the Pacific Education Support Fund and Innovation Funds announced today. Associate Minister of Education Aupito William Sio says Pacific Education is the big winner.
In a written statement he says, “it’s great to make available another 12 million dollars to communities, providers and educators looking to develop solutions for Pacific learners and families.
“I encourage our Pacific providers, community based-organisations, churches, schools, families and groups to submit applications for round two funding to support the needs of our aiga and their families.”
In 2021/22, the Support Fund allocates $4m to Auckland Pacific community organisations and Pacific providers to respond to immediate education and wellbeing needs.
A further $2m has been allocated to the Waikato, Hawkes Bay-Tairāwhiti, Wellington, Canterbury and the Chatham Islands to support Pacific families to continue to pursue education success and to overcome challenges presented by COVID-19. The Innovation Fund of $6 million is also available in 2021/22.
The link to the Pacific Education Funds can be found here: www.education.govt.nz/pacific-education-funds
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