COVID-19 hasn't created new issues of equity - it's highlighted ones that have been there all along.
From access to digital resources to questions around what a normal learning environment truly is, there are many issues that require action, but often don't get the focus they need.
To explore these issues and shine a light on indigenous perspectives on COVID’s impact in education, Springboard Trust has been working with Maori academic Te Tuhi Robust.
The result is our new limited series podcast, Voices in the Room.
Voices in the Room: Listen on Acast and Spotify now
This series sees Te Tuhi speak with interviewees come from a variety of backgrounds – from academia to pilot training – yet who all have the same keen focus: how we are going to improve conditions for Māori and Pasifika students in the wake of such a devastating crisis.
The podcast title exemplifies one of the key questions in this: how do we make sure New Zealand’s marginalised voices are in the room when decisions on their future are made?
We hope these free-flowing, invigorating conversations that Te Tuhi has brought together will start similar conversations in your home, your workplace and your community. Perhaps most of all, we hope you enjoy the series.