Lorenzo Otara Space Cadet to NASA

$5,001 of $5,000 goal
Given by 11 generous donors in 10 weeks

Participating in Ōtara to the World - NASA Space Camp U.S.A

Otara, Auckland

Lorenzo Akanoa | 17 Years Old | Cook Islands

My names Lorenzo and I am part of the Otara Leadership Squad as well as the A.K.O (Ahi Ka Otara) academy based out of the Otara Youth Hub.

STEM has been an interest of mine since I was young, especially when it comes to the technological side of things as I am somewhat handy when it comes to technology. I actually dropped out of school a year ago to find work to help support my family and have been working for City Construction in Otara.

I am still very much in the stage of my life where I am tasting, trying and exploring options for my future and when this opportunity became available I had to apply as I feel that I just left what interest I had of STEM at the backdoor and went to pursue what was urgent and needed at the time. I know I loved aspects of STEM but actually really struggled with the classroom environment side of learning but have always been hands on practical which is why I wanted to apply to be a 274 space cadet this year.

I'm really thankful to be given this opportunity and do not take it lightly and look forward to learning, exploring and taking in as much as I can alongside all the other awesome cadets selected from Otara.

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We are almost over the line!!! Wohoooo  26 June 2023

Posted by: The Community Builders NZ Trust

Firstly we want to say thank you to every single friend, whanau, donor, organisation and beyond who have supported these incredible cadets by giving to their give-a-little. We have had some sponsors directly donate and it it's not reflected in the give a little but we are actually nearing the end and are almost there! We have heard that the Otara-Papatoetoe local board is approving some of the cadets a small grant to assist toward airfares and once we know who they have approved we will then know if we have finally reached the goal and who they have funded out of the cadets. Keep posted!

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Help our Ōtara youth <LIFT OFF> to Advanced Space Academy NASA 2023!

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City Contractors Ltd
City Contractors Ltd on 25 Jul 2023
I hope you get a load out of this experience Lorenzo and am keen to see your growth and development going forward
Temata on 21 Jul 2023
Good luck on your Journey Lorenzo. Lots of love from your Family.
Star & Elijah
Star & Elijah on 10 Jul 2023
With love from aunty and fams
Deborah on 28 Jun 2023
TeMaria on 27 Jun 2023

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