Pacific Youth and Sports Conference
1 - 8 December 2013
The Aoteaora Youth Leadership Institute is coordinating the New Zealand delegation to the second Pacific Youth and Sports Conference. Held in Noumea, New Caledonia, the conference will empower 1000 youth from across the Pacific to use sport as a tool to promote active citizenship and develop their communities.
This year, the conference will focus on three key themes: health, education and capacity building, and social inclusion.
The New Zealand delegates will be working with our delegation partners Aotearoa Football Charitable Trust, P3 Foundation and UN Youth New Zealand to create three changemaking projects using their new skills when they return home.
The PYASC will be held under the patronage of the United Nations Office for Sport for Development and Peace, and with the support of the Oceania Football Confederation, the New Caledonian Government and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
LUCY AND DALLAS HAREMA
Lucy and Dallas got married this year, and together they are looking forward to co-leading the New Zealand delegation and helping to shape a dynamic and passionate group of young Kiwi leaders at PYASC.
Lucy Harema has a background in teaching and learning and is currently managing a children’s trust in the South/West of Christchurch. Her role includes managing staff of which there are over 70 youth volunteers, sourcing funding, strategic development and facilitating community participation. Lucy enjoys travelling the world and most recently travelled to Uganda, Africa, to work alongside an organisation helping formerly abducted child soldiers.
Dallas Harema has a background in social psychology and currently works within a clinical team in Youth Justice. He has been an ambassador for New Zealand in different forums on the world stage the most recent being the National Leader for the Ship for World Youth programme implemented by the United Nations. Dallas also has a background that includes rehabilitating formerly abducted child soldiers in Africa and lobbying against poverty. Most recently he's started voluntary work with an organisation tackling human trafficking. Dallas is passionate about developing people's potential and walking alongside them as they realise this for themselves, their communities and their nation.