Dates: 5 - 24 July 2013 .
Applications from secondary school students are now open!
The Pacific Project combines the best of Model UN, discussions, workshops and volunteering work in a single development trip for secondary school students. Delegates will attend National Conference in Sydney before embarking on a journey to work with the local people in Vanuatu. It is an amazing opportunity to learn, debate, make friends, and volunteer in a Pacific Island community.
To apply, just download an application pack from below and complete it with all supporting documentation by Friday 22 March.
National Conference Sydney 2013
This event brings together 140 of Australia's brightest and most engaged youth in a week of workshops, debates, speakers and Model UN. The best Australian delegates are selected through regional conferences and the standard of debate is high. New Zealand and Japan have been invited to attend, bringing to the conference an international perspective.
During the conference, students represent a UN member state and discuss global issues with the goal of creating innovating solutions to the problems faced. Young people will also participate in a Youth Declaration, where they are challenged to examine their own beliefs on a number of issues such as Education and Justice, and to accept the views of others. The declaration generated by this process is presented to the Australian Federal Parliament.
Students will then travel to Vanuatu and stay in a local community house. They will undertake volunteering work with Live and Learn Vanuatu, engage with schools and students and visit the New Zealand High Commission. During their time in Vanuatu, young people will experience living in a developing country first-hand, become part of the village culture, and learn about New Zealand’s role and strategic partnerships in the Pacific.
The Pacific Project will run from 5 - 24 July 2013, and promises to be a life-changing experience. UN Youth will be taking a delegation of 10 students.
Applications are now open and close on 22nd March.
All questions, queries for further information should be directed to the 2013 UN Youth New Zealand Director for Pacific Project, Sally Wu at: email@example.com