Diversity awards reflect our changing population

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25 Nov 2014

Pegasus Health awarded scholarships to four CPIT nursing students from refugee and migrant backgrounds last week, which were each worth $1500 plus mentoring opportunities.

 “The depth of understanding and learning shown by all applicants was outstanding,” Wayne Reid, Refugee and Migrant Health Manager, Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd said. “Our workforce needs to reflect our population; this is one way of showing support.”


First year students Ai Niida from Japan and Nida Alizadah from Afghanistan, second year student Adebimpe George from Nigeria and final year student Inwha Lee from South Korean received the awards.

Pegasus has offered health scholarships to Māori and Pacific students for several years. However this is the first time that the primary health provider has offered them to students from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

 Caption: [from left] CPIT nursing students Ai Niida from Japan, Adebimpe George from Nigeria, Inwha Lee from South Korean and Nida Alizadah from Afghanistan received Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds scholarships from Pegasus Health (Charities) Ltd to help with their studies.