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