25 Nov 2023

Social work award winner mentoring young Maori to success

From Māpuna, 12:14 pm on 25 November 2023

Florence Tamehana is a student engagement adviser at MIT in Manukau. Two months ago she won the Tangata-o te whenua Practice Award at the Social Work Awards 2023. She works with troubled rangatahi to steer them towards educational success and has a wide breadth of personal experience to draw upon: 13 years in the army and her own traumatic experiences at high school in Taranaki.