The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) hosted two recipients of the Alisi Fusi Wightman scholarship Jane Kora (Cook Island Teachers Union) and Mere Moci (Fijian Teachers Union) during March 2012.
Jane Kora (Cook Island Teachers Union) and Mere Moci (Fijian Teachers Union) stop by to show solidarity with the MUNZ Ports workers. They were in New Zealand as this years recipients of the Alisi Fusi Wightman scholarship for Pacific Education Unionists.
Alis Fusi Wightman scholarship
Established in 1991, the scholarship is named after Alisi Fusi Wightman who was an activist in the Fijian Teachers’ Association in the 1970s and 1980s. She was a vice-president of the association and its only female leader at the time.
The scholarship is offered biennially and is open to women nominated by Council of Pacific Education (COPE) affiliate unions in the Pacific.
The scholarship recipients are hosted by the New Zealand and Australlian education unions for a week each.