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Youth Advocate Scholarship

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.


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.


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"


You now have an opportunity to be there and get involved.


Get in touch with Gillian Whitley to say, “YES – I Am Interested”: gillian.whitley@leprosymission.org.nz / 021 537 356 / 09 631 1806

Or download the application now  - Click here.




Youth Advocate Scholarship

  • What to expect

    What to expect

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