Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme

Motivation Australia’s Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme responds to a need for targeted continuous professional development for workers that support the health and rehabilitation sectors in the Pacific region.

Programme summary

The mentoring programme pairs personnel supporting the health and rehabilitation sectors in the Pacific region (mentees) with experienced health professionals, organisational leaders and other experienced professionals in other Pacific Island Countries (PICs), Australia and New Zealand (mentors). This gives mentees an opportunity to meet, communicate, interact with, learn and share with leaders in their field.

The Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme was piloted in 2020/21 to develop the professional and personal skills of health workers and health service managers working in the Pacific region. The pilot was highly successful and participants in the mentoring programme have encouraged and supported Motivation Australia to run the Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme again in 2021/2022.

Download more information on the Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme below.

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Mentee testimony

Ranisha Chand is a Case officer/Physiotherapist with the Frank Hilton Organization, working with children with disability and their families in Fiji. She met her mentor, Fiona Mac Manus, an Orthotist from Melbourne through the Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme.

Hear what she has learnt from the programme  in 2020-21 and advice for those interested in taking part this year!


Throughout the duration of the mentoring programme, Motivation Australia staff will be available to contact for any queries, concerns or feedback.

If you have any questions or want more information about this programme, or to apply to be a mentee or mentor in the next programme, please contact Motivation Australia Project Officer Tom Fitzpatrick by email at

The Pacific Wayfinders mentoring programme is part of Motivation Australia’s Pacific Wayfinders project, supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ANCP programme and the Rotary Club of Torquay.

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