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For 2020, Le Va has reached its highest number of Pasifika scholarships awarded in the history of the programme, with 111 scholarship recipients covering a variety of study areas, from social work, counselling and psychology to occupational therapy, and even indigenous knowledge!
From July 2019 to June 2020, the FLO Pasifika for Life Programme has reached over 14,000 people through 290 participants attending a FLO Talanoa Pasifika suicide prevention workshop, 534 young people and their families increasing their mental health literacy through the Mental Wealth project, and 13,879 users entering real-life problems into the Aunty Dee problem-solving tool.
Between July 2019 and June 2020, the Le Va team delivered LifeKeepers – Aotearoa’s national suicide prevention training programme – to over 1,500 New Zealanders. A massive year for the team, with e-learning a-plenty, the launch of LifeKeepers e-learning + webinar, and face-to-face workshops throughout the motu, all allowing us to engage with caring communities everywhere from Dunedin to Whangarei.
Le Va is committed to providing a platform for the voice of Pasifika youth where they can share their views on the issues that affect them to lead and co-design solutions with us.
As a longstanding advocate for Pasifika, Le Va is honoured to once again be selected by the Ministry of Health Suicide Prevention Office to administer part of a $3.1 million community fund which supports communities to create innovative solutions to prevent suicide.
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