Student off to Cambodia
Former Matamata College student Isabelle Atherton has been invited to attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in August.
Atherton and six other Waikato Management School students, including former Wardville resident Nathan Orr, will attend the annual event, which is hosted by Humanitarian Affairs (UK). The symposium is designed to provide the next generation of leaders with an understanding of key sustainable development challenges and the skills to overcome them.
The symposium will bring together 1000 of the world’s dynamic student activists in the field of sustainable development. It offers an opportunity to network with leaders from all over the world and learn the skills of social entrepreneurship.
‘‘This symposium brings together future leaders who are changing the world and I want to be one of those people,’’ Atherton said.
Accompanying Atherton and Orr is Megan Burton- Brown, Adelle Stead, Greg Johnston, Jamie Carson and Gina Milicich. They are motivated and passionate about social change and the symposium will empower them to create events, conduct relief programmes and participate in global action.
Delegates can participate in the Voice in Social Change challenge; a contest to turn social development proposals into a reality. The team has submitted a proposal that will help address the plight of poverty worldwide. The winning team will receive close mentorship for 12 months and a cash grant of up to USD$5000 to launch its proposal.
The team is looking for community support to attend this event.
Contact Isabelle at email@example.com, if you are interested or able to help them through sponsorship. Direct donations can also be made via givealittle.co.nz//cause/leadershipsymposium.
SYMPOSIUM: Former Matamata College student Isabelle Atherton.