Each year, we choose a group of enthusiastic young people to become advocates for the vital work we do with leprosy-affected individuals and their families.
The nine 2019 Youth Advocates are raising funds to help upgrade the bus for Anandaban Hospital. Their target is $30,000. Reaching the most vulnerable communities in outlying areas of Kathmandu and rural Nepal requires reliable vehicles which are robust enough to deal with narrow unsurfaced roads. The deep potholes, landslides, erosion and loose gravel make for a very slow, bumpy ride. The new bus will enable hospital staff, medical supplies & equipment to be transported between the hospital and satellite clinics. This is significant as it will allow for much greater outreach to the wider regions of Nepal, and for many more people to be treated who would otherwise be unable to reach medical help, and therefore go undiagnosed and unaided.
A mission trip to Nepal in early 2020 – 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 eight years we have travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal and we will return in 2020 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.
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"
"I feel like the group was hand-picked by God"
Apply today by filling out the form online:
Get in touch to say, “YES – I Am Interested'' and to have any questions answered by Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 SEPTEMBER 2019 but will be reviewed as they are submitted so apply today!