NZI Austin Hemmings Memorial Scholarship recipients

Saumani Matatia Sioeli and Peni Matua are two year 13 students from Tangaroa College who have been awarded First Foundation Scholarships. They feature in this month's NZI magazine "Connect" Read about NZI, First Foundation and them in the article below.
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Student gets a hand up

Troy Shipman, Class of 2009, features in the North Shore Times. A ‘‘ hand up’’ has seen a former Birkenhead College student take on his dream to become an art teacher. Troy Shipman was offered a scholarship through First Foundation to do a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts at Unitec.
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Mentors Make a Difference

John Belford-Lelaulu, class of 2008, and Mentors Raphael Yan and Rich Easton feature in the Weekend Herald in an article about mentoring programmes. On any given weekend, all across New Zealand, there are people who are volunteering their time to guide and advise young people. These volunteer mentors belong to a raft of programmes (some home-grown; some international) which aim to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Programmes may involve one-to-one mentoring or be in a group or community
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Supporting academic dreams

The Manukau Courier featured an article on John Belford-Lelaulu and First Foundation. John's Scholarship Partner is Telecom New Zealand Limited and he is currently completing his Masters of Architecture at Unitec.
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Learning across the generations

Rich Easton, First Foundation Mentor talks about mentoring in the Business section of the New Zealand Herald. Rich recommends the mentoring scheme to those with the skills, and a little time.
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Karis Knight / Class of 2009 - Overseas Exchange Trip

Last year I had the privilege of taking part in an overseas Exchange. I spent my six months abroad living in a picturesque port-side town called La Rochelle situated on the west coast of France. As what had once only ever been an idea (or perhaps even nightmare!) of full-time study in a foreign language began to slowly unfold, I experienced some initial moments of wondering why on earth I had ever decided to take on such a mammoth challenge…
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Welcome to our Class of 2013

First Foundation has welcomed 44 more students to the First Foundation Family.
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Mayoress Shan Inglis today presented First Foundation with $15,000 towards helping academically gifted young Aucklanders from disadvantaged background move into tertiary study in the second annual round of grants being made to programmes to boost young Aucklander’s health, wellbeing and career prospects. Six grants, amounting to $101,000 in total, are being made across Auckland
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Members of First Foundation Family were interviewed for the television programme "Kiwis Can Fly"
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