Sascha Henry was a cadet in Auckland DHB’s Health Care Assistant Programme.
The 23-year-old was so fuelled with inspiration that she decided to pursue nursing soon after she completed her cadetship.
But it wouldn’t have been possible without a Rise scholarship, funded by our supporters who are helping to build a stronger and more diverse nursing and midwifery workforce.
Sascha (pictured above with fellow cadet Calvin Fuimaono Aiesi Naoia) says, “I don’t think I would have gone on to nursing if I didn’t have the cadetship behind me. For me, learning and gaining the hands-on experience really made me want to do nursing. As a healthcare assistant, you see nurses do so much and it made want to be that person helping that patient.”
Thanks to funding and support she receives through the Rise scholarship programme, Henry is now studying nursing with a focus on Māori health.
“Being a young Māori-Pasifika, and hearing about the statistics of our people in health, it really made me want to push to be in there. I want to make a difference for our people within the health sector. I believe I have found my calling.
“We need more of our whānau looking after our whānau.”
Auckland DHB believes in, and values this investment. Chief Nursing Officer Margaret Dotchin says it is extremely satisfying to see the students learn and grow, and become valued members of Auckland DHB’s nursing team.
By supporting our Rise scholarship programme, you can help people like Sascha achieve their passion.
Without our supporters’ help, people like Sascha are less likely to succeed and, as such, our nursing and midwifery workforce suffers.
With your gift, you can help us build a stronger and more diverse nursing and midwifery workforce. Please help our aspiring nurses and midwives by donating here, or call 09 307 6039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss different ways to give.