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Le Va hosted the When Culture and Care Connect forum on 10 June 2011. This was the first ever national forum on Pacific cultural competency across all sectors held in New Zealand.
The success of Le Va’s Engaging Pasifika cultural competency training programme is generating interest from sectors other than health, like education, corrections and social services sectors.
When Jessica Papali’i-Curtin, a Pacific Health Workforce Awards recipient, heard that she was among a small group of outstanding, young, Pacific New Zealanders to receive the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award, she felt very humbled.