Chelsea is from Hastings, she completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Physical Education in 2014 looking at the key factors that rangatahi in Ngāti Kahungunu who were struggling with living in today's society particularly within education. The health, wellbeing and education of our rangatahi are what she is most passionate about. Chelsea feels very fortunate to be able to study a degree that she is very passionate about and is now looking at using this knowledge to improve health of our rangatahi.
Chelsea: Over the summer period I had the privilege of being a student intern with the Toi Tangata whānau. I had the opportunity to meet great and knowledgeable people and engage with a number of environments. For me exploring whakapapa and mātauranga of the particular environments we engaged with was a newfound passion. These experiences have influenced my decision to explore my own whakapapa and mātauranga around the Ngāti Kahungunu area for my master's this year and ultimately be able to use this in constructing and developing a physical activity program for rangatahi that will help with self-identity and promote leadership and excellence for rangatahi to flourish.