The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) has announced the inaugural Pacific Co-operation Foundation (PCF) Youth Leadership Awards, which will take place on 9 December in Wellington.

“The PCF Youth Leadership Awards encourages and rewards service leadership to benefit our communities in Aotearoa, the Pacific region and the world,” said PCF Board Chair and Acting CEO John Fiso.

There are 10 awards up for grabs, five awards are open to New Zealand-funded scholarship students from the Pacific and the other half are open to New Zealand born Pacific youth.

The Award categories are:

PCF Pioneer Award
PCF Profit with Purpose Award
PCF Le Afi Pasifika Creativity Award
Top Pacific NZ Scholar Award
Top Pacific STEM Scholar Award
PCF Young Pasifika Female of Influence Award
PCF Young Pasifika Male of Influence Award
PCF Health Ambassador Award
PCF Sport Ambassador Award
PCF Top Pasifika Cultural and Language Advocate Award

“Pacific people are a growing, youthful and diverse population both in New Zealand and in the Pacific region, so these awards, with ten especially tailored categories, is a tangible way we can acknowledge and encourage the contribution and achievements of our young Pacific emerging leaders,” John Fiso said.

To date, around 100 young Pacific people from various Pacific countries have come through PCF’s initiatives such as the New Zealand Scholarship Internship programme and the PCF Media Internship programme.

Visit the PCF website to download the application form.

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