Te Makao Bowkett is Running for Research
Meet some of the awesome people who have joined the Run for Research as part of the 2013 AMI Round the Bays!
The Malaghan Institute is the Official Charity Partner of this iconic Wellington event coming up on Sunday 17 February and participants can choose to 'Run for Research' and fundraise to support what we do. Here we meet Te Makao Bowkett.
I am the Apiha Maori at the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) and am responsible for working with Maori secondary school teachers who are members of the PPTA. Our national Maori executive members represent teachers from throughout New Zealand. Our main role is to promote Maori education in secondary schools and to support Maori teachers in professional, political and pastoral matters. We focus on the needs of our students and communities, and actively seek to be good credible role models for our people. Last year we entered a team in the ¼ Iron Maori event in Napier, that participated in running, cycling and swimming. The kaupapa was about health and wellbeing of all our whanau, and inclusive of all ages, gender and athletic ability, ranging from beginner to competitive levels. Post Iron Maori, we picked up the information on the Run for Research, hence my personal involvement in this years event. As educators we are in a strong position to influence life changing decisions and outcomes for our students and communities, this is part of the driving force for participating this year and in particular supporting the fund raising aspect in order to advance research that will impact positively on Maori health outcomes and improved quality of life.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Already registered for the 2013 AMI Round the Bays?
If you have already registered for AMI Round the Bays you can raise money to support our research by choosing to Run for Research and setting up an online fundraising page at www.runforresearch.co.nz where friends, family and colleagues can sponsor you. It's really easy to do and every dollar counts!
UNABLE TO TAKE PART ON THE DAY?
If you are unable to take part in the actual run, why not sponsor someone instead by clicking here.