Combined language celebrations

09 November 2018

Staff celebrating the remainder of Pacific Languages Week

As the end of the year approaches, SouthSeas Healthcare celebrates the remaining Pacific languages of Niuean, Fijian, Tuvaluan and Tokelau in one commemoration.

Pacific Languages Week is a golden opportunity to highlight the culture and linguistic diversity of SouthSeas Healthcare staff, while raising awareness of languages and cultures being one of the benefits it also brings. In addition, it provides an opportunity to acknowledge the cultural background of clients and families accessing the clinic and SouthSeas services.

This year, SouthSeas have invested in celebrating languages at work driven by staff and supported by management as part of contribution to language learning and sustainability.

With the variety of services SouthSeas Healthcare provide to a raft of ethnic groups in South Auckland, learning and understanding a language is imperative. Staff feel valued and patients and clients feel connected.

“Celebrating languages encompasses much more than language proficiency and gathering over food. It is about understanding the culture behind the foundation of that language and honouring the contribution of our staff,” says SouthSeas Office Manager Tule Tuinauvai.

“We gathered the staff to celebrate the remaining islands on the calendar for language week and provided the opportunity for staff to explore those languages, celebrate and acknowledge the importance of language learning and sharing.”

SouthSeas is proud to be part of Languages Week, inspiring staff to be culturally and linguistically aware.

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