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SDC Part 2 in Aotearoa New Zealand will include:

  • Exposure to Institutions and Practices: Participants will gain insights into various New Zealand institutions, policies, and practices pertinent to sustainable development, including human rights, democratic processes, and community development through both classroom learning and field trips.
  • Visits to Organizations: Engaging visits to government and non-government organizations focused on community development, youth, and environmental initiatives, as well as the New Zealand Parliament.
  • Introduction to Māori Knowledge: An introduction to indigenous Māori knowledge, the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori approaches to development, and an opportunity to stay on a marae (traditional Māori meeting ground).
  • Leadership Skills Workshops: Development of organizational management and advocacy skills through targeted workshops.
  • Organizational Visits: Scheduled visits to organizations addressing similar development challenges as those faced by participants in their home countries.

English for Development Course

Participants will enhance their English language proficiency for professional and academic purposes alongside the Sustainable Development Course. This includes developing skills in:

  • Effective communication and presentation
  • Academic reading and writing
  • Research methodologies

Living in Aotearoa New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand offers a rich cultural experience with its multicultural society and significant indigenous Māori population. Participants will be hosted by families in Auckland, providing a supportive home environment. Key benefits include:

  • Full funding for tuition, travel, and visa arrangements
  • A living allowance covering lunches, transport, and other costs during their stay
  • Participation in a vibrant and democratic society known for its low corruption levels

What Will You Gain from CLYLP?

Engaging in the CLYLP program equips participants with:

  • Enhanced knowledge, confidence, and skills in sustainable development, leadership, research, and communication.
  • Practical learning experiences contributing to the sustainable development of their communities.
  • Opportunities to make impactful contributions upon returning to their home countries.

Who Can Apply for the Programme?

The program seeks young leaders from Cambodia and Laos who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 20-35 years
  • Living and working in Cambodia or Laos
  • Employed in civil society, community-based organizations, labor unions, or social enterprises
  • Committed to continuing work with their organizations for a minimum of two years post-program
  • Possess intermediate level English language proficiency
  • Supported by their organizations for participation
  • Not enrolled in other full-time studies or scholarships during the program

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to grow as a leader and make a difference in your community with the CLYLP program in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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