Rimapaii Foster – Family/ Whanau Worker

Ko Rimapaii Foster tenei,  I hail from one of the most beautiful islands in the Pacific "Cook Island".

I was born and raised in the villages of Puaikura and Takitumu.  As the second eldest out of seven siblings I have had the privilege of caring and supporting others in my whanau and the wider community.  Through my upbringing and positive influences, my passion and strength moulded me to become the social worker that I am today.

I am entrenched in my culture, loud and proud to be a Cook Islander, should any opportunity arise to share my culture with others I will be only to happy to teach and share my Cook Island culture.

My husband was and is my rock and my purpose to strive towards achieving and completing my tohu Bachelor of Social Work (Biculturalism in Practice) Level 7.

As well as being proud of my culture I am so proud to be the new whanau worker for Pillars.  The mahi at Pillars is extremely heartfelt and rewarding to see our PIllars whanau receive the aroha and awhi from all levels.  I love my mahi and the team here at Pillars.