Young leaders Programmes

UnionAID’s young leaders programmes bring young community leaders from Myanmar, Eastern Indonesia and Mindanao to Aotearoa/New Zealand every year. Participants learn about community development, democratic processes, Māori development, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, conflict resolution, sustainable development, gender justice and human rights.
Our programmes aim to build networks of highly skilled leaders who help contribute to the peaceful and just development of their communities and countries.

Stories from our young leaders

Two alumni masters graduates

Zin Mar Lar Tay and Zet Nan have both recently graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from Victoria University. Now they will take their new knowledge and skills back

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Hsai Wan freed at last

Two weeks ago, after 225 days in prison, Hsai Wan, from our 2020 Myanmar Young Leaders Programme (MYLP), was released along with over five thousand other political prisoners. He was

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