Laukau Mokofisi is one of the successful recipients of the 2019 Pacific Health Scholarships.
Laukau is a proud Tongan, young woman studying at the Auckland University of Technology. Currently, she is in the final stages of her Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Science, majoring in leadership and management.
Read about how receiving a Pacific Health Scholarship has assisted her toward her health-related, academic and career goals.
"Malo e lelei!
Thanks to the Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarship 2019, I am able to accomplish this [academic studies] with the confidence to achieve, knowing that I represent our people.
My ultimate passion is to serve and help our Pacific community. The Pacific Health Scholarship 2019 has given me the opportunity to do so, as well as encourage younger generations to take the opportunities to help our community.
The Pacific Health Scholarship 2019 has given me the vision to progress onto further education which I am now currently enrolled in, to begin a Master’s in Public Health in 2020. I have also applied for a Pacific coordinator role within Middlemore Hospital which will potentially help me apply my skills and knowledge into the real world to benefit and serve our community. Much gratitude to the Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarship 2019 which has been the stepping stone in all this!