We've always been storytellers - valuing our voice

Tags: Pacific, learning, student engagement, innovative learning environment

A uLearn23 kōrero with Dahlia Malaeulu and Arohanui Allen

"We’ve told you from the beginning what we need, so my thing is if you really want to better support and better connect with Pasifika, to see better results for Pacific tamaiti is to take action on what they are saying. And if you don’t know the answer to not give up - to build a force, a support system around you so that your tamari can see the efforts that you are trying, the efforts that you are going through to try to make it happen.” - Dalia Malaeulu, founder of Mila's Books.

Arohanui Allen shares a kōrero with Dalia Malaeulu the creator of Mila’s Books, together they address the need for resources and support for culturally responsive education, highlighting how our overreliance on assessment can impact the hauora | wellbeing of our Maori and Pacific students. Furthermore, in this episode, we dive into the world of Mila's Books, led by Dalia, the founder and creative mind behind this Pasifika literature venture. Explore the importance of crafting a safe, nurturing space where Pacific tamaiti can cherish their personal stories and embrace their cultural identity.