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Fijian youth delegates attend National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra

Youth delegates from Fiji attended a four-day National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra on the 1st to 4th September 2016. Alipate Cakaunivere, Josefa Marayawa, and Broderick Mervyn were extremely encouraged by the influence the Forum offered on the leaders of tomorrow. The Forum hosted by a multi-party group of Members and Senators of the Federal […]

Verleshwar Singh

September 8, 2016 8:47 am

Youth delegates from Fiji attended a four-day National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra on the 1st to 4th September 2016.

Alipate Cakaunivere, Josefa Marayawa, and Broderick Mervyn were extremely encouraged by the influence the Forum offered on the leaders of tomorrow.

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The Pacific Islanders after a performance at the forum

The Forum hosted by a multi-party group of Members and Senators of the Federal Parliament, business and community leaders, drew young leaders from across the nation and the region to Canberra, Australia. This Forum is united by a desire to help young people become solid and effective leaders for life.

The young leaders were met by the Australian Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and many MPs and Senators.

Alipate Cakaunivere from Kadavu. an employee with the Fiji Customs Authority, is a youth leader with Calvary Temple, Suva, Josefa Marayawa from Matuku, Lau is a youth leader with the Wesley Circuit, Butt Street, Suva and Broderick Mervyn from Rotuma, former Youth Prime Minister and Volunteer with Scripture Union Fiji.

These young men’s ability to display leadership potential in their respective organizations earned themselves a seat at the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra.

“The Call to Servant Leadership is an inspiring, opportunity in this day and age for young people to open discussion how their particular faith and values under-gird and inform their approach to leadership. It was an opportunity to go beyond themselves and see into the lives of others. To share each other’s stories and to grow from one another, is a unique opportunity for these young leaders,” said Broderick Mervyn.

Mervyn said that the inspiration from the speakers and from the atmosphere created at the forum was one of a kind.”

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