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Famine scholars hit Wellington

Famine scholars hit Wellington

It's a week of ministers, meetings and maraes for this year's top World Vision 40 Hour Famine scholars, who started the week sleeping at the Orongomai Marae last night.

The 20 secondary school students from around the country are in Wellington on a Sanitarium scholarship week (July 2-7) to learn what New Zealanders can do about poverty and to develop their own leadership skills, kicking off with a full day of visits to Dev Zone, CID and NZ Aid today.

Chris Jupp of Wellington College, Lucy Kelly of Tawa College and Sophie Curtis of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, all in year 13, are among the 20 students.

For the country's top 40 Hour Famine school organisers, this week is a reward for their efforts that have seen more than $2.5 million raised this year for World Vision's projects worldwide.

The culmination of the week's events is the Awards Dinner on Thursday night, July 6, when three students will be awarded Sanitarium-funded travelling scholarships, which will see them travelling to Vanuatu in their September school holidays to see development in action in 40 Hour Famine-funded programmes.

Their Wellington itinerary is packed with meeting people, visiting organisations and of course some sightseeing; the students will meet the Rt. Hon. Bill English, Hon. Peter Dunne, and Dr Cindy Kiro the Commissioner for Children, among others, as well as tour through Government House and visit Te Papa.

SANITARIUM SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WEEK ? ITINERARY

MONDAY, JULY 3
9.00 - 10.30am, Appointment with Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA)
11.00 -12.00pm, Appointment with The Council for International Development (CID)
1.00 - 3.00pm, Workshop at Dev-Zone (Global Education Centre)
3.15 - 3.45pm, Appointment with NZ Aid
4.00pm, Visit Mt Victoria

TUESDAY, JULY 4
9.00 - 10.00am, Appointment with Hon. Judge Patrick Mahoney
10.00 - 11.00am, Appointment with Hon. Peter Dunne
11.00 - 12.00pm, Appointment with Vanuatu representatives
12.00 - 1.00pm, Lunch at Copperfield's café in the Beehive
1.00 - 2.30pm, Tour of Parliament with Education Services
2.30 - 3.30pm, Appointment with Darren Hughes (MP)
3.30 - 4.30pm, Appointment with Rt. Hon. Bill English

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5
9.00 -10.00am, Sight seeing
10:00 -11.30am, Tour of Government House
11.00 - 12.00pm, Scholarship week Rampant challenge
1.00 - 2:00pm, Cultural visit to Te Papa
2:00 - 2:45pm, World Press photo exhibition
3.00 - 4.00pm, Meeting with Dr. Cindy Kiro (Commissioner for Children)
4.30 - 4.50pm, Peer assessment

THURSDAY, JULY 6
9.30 - 11.45am, Interactive Leadership training session
1.30 - 5.00pm, Interviews for overseas travelling scholarship
1:30 - 5:00pm, DVD and Rampant challenge presentations
7.00 -10.00pm, SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS DINNER AT THE WELLESLEY

FRIDAY, JULY 7
Depart Wellington

ENDS

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