Fonoifafo Mcfarland Seumanu

Class of: 2012
School: Tangaroa College
Scholarship Partner: GFF / Fishpond
Fonoifafo comes from a family of nine and is the first to attend university. At school she was known as a natural leader and a good communicator. Fonoifafo is passionate about making a difference.

"Fono is a bubbly student who loves to build rapport with everyone around her. She is a pleasant student to teach and is consistent in producing good work," says her Principal. At school her activities included Peer Support leader, sports woman, a key Cultural Group leader, School Ball Committee leader, Health Council member and committed school librarian.

Fonoifafo completed the work experience element of her scholarship with Fishpond and was one of the inaugural Glenn Family Foundation Scholars.

"I am determined to make a change in not only my family, but also in the community and within myself."
Fonoifafo completed a Bachelor of Nursing from MIT in 2015 and is a Public Health Nurse for Counties Manukau.

"The First Foundation will really help me pursue a career. It will mean a promising future for me and my family."