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Volunteer helps out at CIFWA

Friday December 04, 2015 Written by Published in Local
New Zealand public health nurse Pauline Dennehy is here for 12 months as part of the Volunteer Service Abroad programme, and is a welcome addition to the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association. 15120106 New Zealand public health nurse Pauline Dennehy is here for 12 months as part of the Volunteer Service Abroad programme, and is a welcome addition to the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association. 15120106

A New Zealand volunteer is hoping to strengthen sexual health programmes in the Cook Islands over the next 12 months.

 

The Cook Islands Family Welfare Association (CIFWA) has been excited about the arrival of New Zealand public health nurse Pauline Dennehy who is working at the organisation for the next 12 months as part of the New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad programme.

From Levin in New Zealand, Dennehy is here with her husband Mike Tate who was a police officer in New Zealand. She says their time in Rarotonga has been “amazing” so far.

Her role at CIFWA over the next 12 months will be in an advisory capacity, aiming to strengthen sexual health education in schools across the country.

“(CIFWA) is already a well-established community organisation which is great, so I’m looking forward to helping where I can.”

As part of the new programme which will start next year, CITC Pharmacy in association with Kotex is proving young women with a ‘first period’ pack.