From Otara to NASA!

From Otara to NASA!

Mar 02, 2020 - In the media

🚀 TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! 🚀Our young change-makers - Heta Fa'asisila, Navneet La'akulu, Rykien Rowe and Sivihiva Kivalu - from our Otara partner school, Tangaroa College, will be at the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Camp in July 2020!✨

Four Tangaroa College students and their teacher (Cohort 2013 Kairapu, Nadeen Papali'i) are fundraising to attend the NASA space camp in Alabama this July, with the aim of choosing S.T.E.M as a potential career pathway.

"Coming from Otara, you often have to fight a lot of stereotypes, a lot of perceptions, that aren’t true. To be in a position where you can help other young people to write our own scripts and say hey, this is what we are about, this is who we are… That’s the change that you want to be about."

Watch the video here, and head to TC Space Camp Troopers Facebook page to find out ways you can help fundraise for their trip!

*This originally featured on Tagata Pasifika, and is available here:

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