An occasion to rise and shine
This winter we were finally able to connect our Rise scholarship recipients with some of the people who are part of making their nursing and midwifery journeys possible.
As the first gathering following the COVID-19 Delta outbreak, it was a meaningful occasion where everyone shared the impact our scholarship programme has had on them, particularly over these challenging times.
The aspiring nurses and midwives explained how funding from our scholarship supporters is helping them achieve their degrees. Many scholarship recipients explained how funding helps cover travel costs to classes and placements, others said it helps with childcare fees while they study and hold down jobs, and it often goes towards their study needs and course requirements.
They also explained how the personal support they receive through the hospital’s nursing development unit Manawa Awhi helps them navigate any emotional challenges they face.
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Wendy Stanbrook-Mason says: “It’s our role and our honour to provide logistical and pastoral support to these passionate people. They are our future and they are essential to strengthening our nursing and midwifery workforce, which is a key focus for us.”
Donors shared their motivation for giving, how they see the scholarships as an investment in everyone’s future, and how they wish to pay it forward.
We were delighted to have this opportunity to come together, share kai, encourage our student nurses and midwives, and allow our supporters to hear first-hand the life-changing difference they are making.
For more information about our Rise scholarship programme, click here.
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