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Year 11 Pasific Island Leaders Of Tomorrow (P.I.L.O.T.)

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Bula Vinaka, Warm Pasifika greetings,

On Wednesday, 14 August, Liva Tafola, Kane Epati, Leisa Falealili, Joe Price, Arielle Schwalger, Kaya Smith, Acacia Tolley-Lopeti, Monalisa Tomai-Fa’aui, Kolokita Fa’agutu and myself had the privilege to attend the Year 11 2019 Pasific Island Leaders Of Tomorrow (PILOT) Leadership programme, held at the Unitech Marae on Carrington road, Mt Albert campus.  We were joined by many other Auckland based high schools, who also were provided with this opportunity.

We learnt about the concept of IKA, which stands for Ignite, Knowledge and Action. These three steps help us achieve our goals and dreams, as well as plan out new ones. We attended two workshops throughout the day.

The first workshop teaching us about the importance of schooling and making sure we are equipped with the right knowledge to be able to attend any University or Tertiary Institution of our choice.

The second workshop was based around networking and identifying our own personal qualities/skills and how we all are spangle of doing great things but we just need to believe in ourselves.We left the PILOT programme feeling inspired and empowered and look forward to what the future has in store for us.

Overall, we are all thankful for this opportunity and are able to carry this new knowledge towards our future.

Koe kia (goodbye in Niuean)

Eden Hatalafale 11CW
Future PILOT

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