Young Leaders for Burma
Six young community leaders from Burma are at Victoria University for 6 months under a UnionAID project jointly funded by NZAID.
The programme is divided between English language tuition and a specially designed course in development studies.
The young leaders will also get first hand experience of life in New Zealand as they are staying with union hosts, and they will be spending time in a variety of Government agencies, NGOs and workplaces.
They are very impressive young people who have already played a key role in community development activities in their own country, and the knowledge and experiences they gain here will help them play an important role in Burma’s future.
Several unions have agreed to host the young leaders to experience union work at a workplace level. They are willing to speak to union groups and at conferences. Arrangements can be made through Eileen Brown at the CTU ph 04 802 3813 or
The programme will continue in 2010 and 2011.