“The Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarship has allowed me to focus on my study and reminds me about my point of difference as a future Māori health professional”.
Henry Rongomau Bennett Scholarship Recipient 2016
27-year-old Chloe Fergusson-Tibble (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa / Ngāpuhi) is a wife, a mother of two school aged children, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English post graduate diploma in Psychology graduate.
For the last 5 years and recently she has worked in the Tairāwhiti Gisborne mental health and addiction sector as a community support worker and then as the Consumer Leader.
She has returned to fulltime study at the University of Auckland completing a foundation course at the University of Auckland called “Hikitia Te Ora – Certificate in Health Sciences,” which is a bridging course for Māori and Pacific Island students, seeking a career in health in preparation to complete another Bachelors.
Chloe’s leadership have encouraged young Māori to become better informed about who they are, as she believes they will all be inspirational professionals in the future health workforce.
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