News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Youth Affairs Support To Awards Programme

Youth Affairs Support To Expand Long-Established Awards Programme

An announcement will be made at Café Espressoholic, Wellington at 8 am on Wednesday 22nd May regarding a new collaborative partnership between The Ministry of Youth Affairs and The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge.

The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is to get financial support from the Ministry of Youth Affairs to allow it to reach young people who until now may not have had an opportunity to take advantage of the programme.

The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge, until recently known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, has been operating in New Zealand for four decades and offers young people aged 14 to 25 the opportunity to participate in a voluntary, non competitive programme of leisure activities that provide a personal and individual challenge.

Under the new initiative, the Ministry of Youth Affairs will provide funding to help The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge extend delivery of its programme beyond schools and voluntary organisations and into the communities where young people live.

The Executive Director of The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge, Dudley Hewitt says the confidence shown in the programme by the Minister of Youth Affairs, Laila Harré and the support of the Ministry of Youth Affairs will be significant. “At the moment, more than 15,000 young people are taking the programme, but this support will help us extend its reach to youth who are at risk, or disadvantaged.”

The Ministry of Youth Affairs funding of The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge is in line with the Government’s policy to promote youth development under the Youth Development Strategy launched in February.

The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge is part of an international movement that operates in more than 120 countries under a variety of titles and as such is one of the fastest growing youth development programmes in the world.


For further information contact:
Cindy Naresh
The Young New Zealanders’ Challenge of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Phone: 04 473 0715
or
Dudley Hewitt
Mobile: 025 916 618

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news