Recently, I was fortunate to be chosen to attend the World Vision Senior Scholarship Summit in Auckland. It was a three-day event, but the things I learned were endless and I gained a lot of knowledge about social issues globally. We spent three immersive days gaining the knowledge to develop our leadership skills and understanding of social justice. We learned about the global water crisis in Africa, more specifically in Malawi. At this conference, we had the privilege to listen to inspirational speakers from various backgrounds share their insight and personal experiences. We spent a night at a marae and volunteered in community gardens. We learnt and discussed fragile concepts in places of crisis; how World Vision aids those places with emergency relief or community development support. The trip was very inspirational and motivated me to lead the school this year for the 40 Hour Challenge.
By Hazel Gray, pictured right