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Launched in June 2008, the Dare to Succeed Homework Programme provides academic mentoring aimed at helping local Pacific secondary school students with their studies.

Aim of Dare to Succeed

Some of our Pacific students are academically able but underachieve due to poor work-habits and study skills. Linking Pacific secondary school students with suitable undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Otago provides these school students with positive role models and creates lasting mentoring relationships.

The aim of the programme is for Pacific school students to better understand the importance of gaining good academic qualifications at school so that they can build a strong foundation on which to aspire to undertake tertiary level study, creating opportunities for success and excellence in the future.

2017 programme

Dare to be Pacific – Welcoming of secondary school students to the University of Otago.

Date: Saturday 18th February, 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00p.m.
Venue: Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
See your School Principal, Pacific Dean or Pacific Liaison for more information.

Group Study at the EFSK Mangere East homework Centre

group study at the homework centre in Mangere East 2015

EFSK Mangere East Homework Centre closing ceremony for 2015

End of 2015 celebration at the homework centre in Mangere East

Tuvalu Homework Centre first year in 2015

Tuvalu Homework centre opens 2015

For more Information about the current year's programme please contact:

Christine Anasone

Community Liaison Officer
Pacific Islands Centre

Tel 64 3 479 4981

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