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The next step in the journey

Ashalyna Noa and Josiah Tualamali'i

When our Pacific grandparents, parents and families migrated to Aotearoa they journeyed here for a better life and future for us. Our generation of Pacific youth leaders have many more opportunities, with one of them being able to fully engage with society, and to contribute to decision making, and governance. The Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation (PYLAT) Council’s purpose is to bring this opportunity into fruition, with a vision ‘to see a world well informed and influenced by Pacific young people’. In this discussion we will share our story, our experiences and our lessons from supporting Pacific young people to engage in civic participation.

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