A mission trip to Nepal in early 2018 – will you join us?
The Leprosy Mission New Zealand's Youth Advocate Scholarships enable students with a passion for overseas mission to experience our work, learn about the causes and consequences of leprosy, share time with people affected by leprosy and raise awareness and funding for Leprosy Mission projects.
In the past seven years we have travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal and we will return in 2018 to experience the continuing progress in the aftermath of the earthquakes on some of Nepal’s most vulnerable people - people affected by leprosy.
Our past Youth Advocates have provided funding for vehicles and electricity generators that have been vital for the effective delivery of services at the Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital following the earthquakes. The hospital has managed a tide of crush injuries in makeshift wards and sending teams into the community to assess and attend to their needs.
You now have an opportunity to be there and get involved.
Get in touch with Gillian Whitley to say, “YES – I Am Interested”: firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 537 356 / 09 631 1806
Or download the application now - Click here.
Take a leap of faith, apply for the Youth Advocate Scholarship and be prepared to make a difference for people affected by leprosy in one of the poorest regions of the world.
Past Youth Advocates had this to say…
"Amazing trip that has included so much in a short time"
"The complete environment - place, people, experiences have all been perfect"
"The group feels like it has been hand-picked by God"
This experience has it all:
As a Youth Advocate Scholarship candidate you are challenged to:
1. Participate in the Running 4 Rights (R4R) team in any local event long or short - Find out more.
2. Raise Sponsorship
You are challenged to raise sponsorship of $500 - Find out more
3. Tell Us Who You Are
You are challenged to tell us about yourself, your interest in leprosy and how you will learn from a field visit to witness our work. Download application here.
4. Let Us Get To Know You Better
A meeting will be held in Auckland during early October to bring together all Auckland-based Scholarship candidates. Skype/phone interviews will be coordinated for candidates outside the Auckland region.
5. Meet the Application Criteria*
*Please contact Gillian if you do not meet the criteria as there are options available to be involved in the Youth Advocate experience
The Youth Advocate Scholarship includes:
Full information on how to register for the R4R team can be found here
Full information on the Auckland Marathon www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz
For other runs you can take part in around New Zealand www.runningcalendar.co.nz
Full information on other event options www.events.nz.com/marathons-fun-runs-walks