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What to expect

Immerse yourself in the local culture, share the life stories of people affected by leprosy and Leprosy Mission staff.


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. 


This experience has it all:  

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture, share the life stories of people affected by leprosy and Leprosy Mission staff
  • Overview of all aspects of leprosy related work including: In & Out patients, physiotherapy, research labs, rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery
  • Visits to community based rehabilitation projects
  • Time to explore the culture and commerce of city and villages
  • Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley
  • A minimum 10 day trip late January /early February 2018
  • Leprosy Mission senior manager leadership


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. 


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.


Download application here.

Youth Advocate Scholarship

  • Application Criteria

    Application Criteria

    If you are a tertiary student and have a heart for mission, this is an amazing opportunity for you!
  • Youth Advocate Scholarship FAQs

    Scholarship FAQs

    Hope you will find this helpful, if you have any more questions please feel free to contact us.