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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.

Youth Advocates 2018

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 & Outpatients, physiotherapy, research labs, rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery
  • Visits to community-based rehabilitation projects
  • Time to explore the culture and commerce of cities and villages
  • Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley
  • A minimum 10-day trip in January 2024
  • Leprosy Mission senior manager leadership

As a Youth Advocate Scholarship candidate, you are challenged to:

1. Raise Sponsorship

You are challenged to raise a sponsorship of $500. You can participate in the Running 4 Rights (R4R) team in any local event long or short 

2. 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. 

3. Let Us Get To Know You Better

A meeting will be held in Auckland in early October to bring together all Auckland-based Scholarship candidates. Skype/phone interviews will be coordinated for candidates outside the Auckland region.

Apply today

Youth Advocate Scholarship

  • Highlights from past Youth Advocates

    Highlights from past Youth Advocates

    Please enjoy watching this short video of some powerful reflections from some of our past Youth Advocates.
  • 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.