Notion of respect is important: Disability

Disability does not mean a person is mutated The label ‘disabled’ and handicap’ placed upon these gifted and talented children are far from an inclusive environment, it’s beyond cruel, its barbarous. I am appalled by the amount of heartless and cold-blooded humans on this earth, I am sorry but I am sensitive towards such matters….

Studying – not my future; not

Education a trend existing in the 21st century, a trend that delivered no voice – phenomenon of the past. Education was an era of importance; between the hammer and the anvil, it was the way life continued to be. Personally, education was a denoting equivalence of the society; a meaningless purpose. Reflecting to my kainga,…

Believe in yourself

This world we live in, we are becoming so hegemonic to the attitudes and niches of the growing culture. This picture captures how we are in this society. We have become followers of the so called easy way out; and have shadowed in path of others. We picture a brick wall as a barrier and…

Teachers with deficit views is affecting Pasifika Education. Culturally sensitive teachers are important

Culturally sensitive teachers in the educational context are highly integral to the performance of young children and students, most importantly Pasifika students. From my experience as a Pasifika student, I feel that discussion about culturally sensitive teachers and those who have ‘deficit’ or stereotypical views of Pasifika students have not been prominent in the academic…