My Achieve2B Story
“I’VE BEEN ABLE TO DEFINE MY PERSONALITY AND VALUES”
Inaugural Scholarship (AUT) Regional Exchange Student – Silverdale, Auckland.
4 weeks in duration.
In Term 3 2017 Taylor was Achieve 2B’s first ever Scholarship Exchange student compliments of AUT. Taylor went from suburban Whangarei to rural Diary Flat in Auckland. Taylor attended Orewa College. During her exchange Taylor volunteered for Age Concern, and as a part of the AUT Scholarship Taylor participated in AUT’s Shadow a Leader day.
This experience has shaped me into a more confident, independent and motivated person.
Here is my first Vlog from my exchange to Orewa Collage. Thanks to AUT, I have been given the chance to experience life at another school and the unique challenges and opportunities that comes with it.
My name is Taylor. I went to Orewa, Auckland for the Achieve 2B Regional AUT Scholarship exchange. My experience in Auckland was great. I stayed in Auckland for four weeks. It was a huge risk leaving home and moving to Auckland for a few weeks. I missed out on a lot of school and family … Continue reading Reflection on the experience – Taylor
written by Taryn Lunny, Taylor’s host mother I am a single woman who farms a 10-acre block and works as a Legal PA. I am self-sufficient as far as food is concerned and the property is run on bio-dynamic principles. I also (in my spare time haha) play flute in a blues/rock band. When Taylor … Continue reading Reflection of a Host Mother – Taryn
Check out our Achievers Dennon, Tash and Taylor having a chat about their exchanges and hanging out.
In 2017, Achieve2B proudly saw the successful completion of our pilot exchange programmes. Our inaugural students each gave a speech after their graduation about their experience with an Achieve2B exchange.
Our Launch was a spectacular day – a day of celebration, a day of acknowledgement, a day to reflect back and look forward. What an honour and a privilege it was to see our Inaugural Achievers graduate, and to yet again hear their stories which touched the hearts of many. We were graced with presence … Continue reading A Successful Launch
Dennon, Taylor and Tash’s Mothers give us an insight into what Achieve 2B’s exchange program was like for them!