Three Avondale College student leaders attended the World Vision Youth Conference on Monday 10 May. The global leadership event is designed to spark a passion for justice in young Kiwis, and equip them with leadership tools to create change both locally and globally.
At the event they joined hundreds of other secondary school leaders from the upper North Island in learning about how to step into their leadership potential, and implement change in their schools and communities. There was a focus on deepening students' understanding some of the systemic injustices facing today's society and they also heard from inspiring guest speakers at the forefront of change in Aotearoa.
"It was an inspiring and thought provoking conference, where we were able to learn tools to become better leaders and to make impactful changes in the world." - Grace Elijas, Year 13
The students are looking forward to helping to lead Avondale College's involvement in the upcoming 40 Hour Famine on 25-27 June.
This year funds raised by World Vision's 40 Hour Famine will help protect children in sub-Saharan Africa from the hunger pandemic. Keep an eye on the Daily Notices for more information!