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Pacific Youth Parliament simulation – our young poly-ticians feedback

This year the Pacific Youth Parliamentary simulation event lead by the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation (PYLAT) Council developed its own Bill which included advocating for compulsory mental health education in schools. Le Va commented about it on RadioNZ.

View the digital summary of the week-long event that our young Pasifika leaders put together just for Le Va.

Le Va board member Josiah Tualamali’i played the role of whip in parliament, and Le Va chief executive Dr Monique Faleafa was gave an address during the Pacific Youth Parliament formal dinner.

The occasion was attended by around 300 people, including Pasifika young people from across the country with their family, friends and community members supporting them. Pasifika students, particularly young women, were from various tertiary institutes including Canterbury, Auckland, Waikato and Otago universities. 

“We were so inspired by our Pacific Youth Parliament learning about democracy and leadership,” says Dr Monique Faleafa.

“They are achieving the dreams of our parents and elders as children of the migration – a better life, flourishing and thriving for generations to come. They’re natural born negotiators. Our future is in good hands. Congratulations Riki and the whole team at PYLAT Council.”

Don’t forget to checkout our Pasifika Youth Participation Guide, co-designed by our Pasifika youth leaders.


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