Sixth group of young leaders from Myanmar arrives in Wellington
Host families were out in force at Wellington airport to welcome our eight young community leaders who arrived to a beautiful sunny Wellington day to participate in the Myanmar Young Leaders Programme (MYLP).
As in the past this group represents a range of ethnicities, from the poorest Chin state in the north west of Myanmar to the isolated southernmost Dawei region, and others in between (Shan, Pa-O, Kayan, and Burman).
All are actively involved in their communities, working with NGOs, covering disaster relief preparation, land mine advisory work, women’s empowerment; one is a journalist.
After two weeks orientation to Victoria University and the city they are now immersed in their English language course.