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UnionAid: Host a young leader from the Philippines

Posted on 31 October 2022

Are you interested in hosting a young leader from the Philippines?

UnionAID is seeking host families in Wellington City for its Mindanao Young Leaders Programme from mid-April until late June 2023.  Participants are 23-30 years old and work in NGO across Mindanao. 

Hosts need to have intercultural and religious sensitivity and awareness and be genuinely interested in fostering a young leader’s learning. Hosts receive $290 weekly.  To register interest or for more information go to UnionAID’s website.

Participant Information

  • Participants are young leaders from community and non-government organisations from across the Mindanao region of the Philippines.
  • Participants range in age from 23-30 years.
  • Participants of diverse religion, ethnicity and gender.

Why Host?

  • Hosting a young leader is a rewarding experience.
  • Your family will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from the students, while also sharing your home, your knowledge and New Zealand life-style.
  • Host families join the wider Mindanao Young Leaders Programme community and are invited to join special events and activities.

Host requirements

  • Openness and willingness to share your home with a young person from a different background than your own.
  • Intercultural and religious tolerance and sensitivity.
  • Genuine interest in fostering a young leader’s learning.

Host Payment

  • A weekly payment of $290.

What you need to provide

  • Central location with good access to public transport
  • A separate bedroom
  • Bed
  • Bedding and linen
  • Towels
  • Desk and lamp
  • Heater
  • Access to internet
  • Meals