Marlena Martin believes we are simply renting the world from the generations to come - and we should invest in them accordingly.
Talei Bryant is a 22 year old, Nelson born, half Fijian living in Waimana. She is a mental health ambassador in the Bay of Plenty region, having spoken at Festival for the Future, acted as a Catalyst for Future Leaders, founded a movement on the bakc of #FFTF last year, and now standing for her local council.
Waking up to another fine day in Wellington and another day of Festival for the Future- doesn’t get much better than that! Straight to TSB Arena for the final day of the Festival. Three days of sunny weather in a row. Incredible. Another day of exploring the big issues of our time, inspiration, and building ideas and skills.
Festival for the Future is now a Wellington staple, having returned firmly to the nation's capital, and once again being hosted at TSB Bank Arena on the Wellington waterfront- and now boasting more than 1,200 attendees.
As part of the first milestone of the 2019 Future Leaders Programme, our eight rohe across Aotearoa used their strengths and teamwork skills to organise action orientated events in their communities.
Over the past three years our Future Leaders programme has grown from a small pilot with just 16 young people, to now more than 200 across eight rural and provincial communities in 2018. This blog post shares a few highlights from the 2018 Programme Report.
After an incredible opening ceremony on Friday night, the 1,200+ strong crowd arrived bright an early for the first full day of Festival for the Future. Wellington turned on the weather, and our friends at L'Affare turned on the fair trade organic coffee in full force. Check out the highlights from day 2…
Wake up. Straight to TSB Arena for the final day of the Festival. Three days of sunny weather in a row. Incredible. Another day of exploring the big issues of our time, inspiration, and building ideas and skills. Checkout the highlights from day 3…
Whaiora, 23, is a proud mother and a passionate wahine who is pushing for positive change within her community Kawerau. She’s a part of our Future Leaders programme and spoke during the panel session, ‘tackling child poverty’ at Festival for the Future 2018.
The Future Leaders programme supports young people in rural and provincial communities to connect, explore big issues affecting their future, build their entrepreneurial and leadership capability, and make a difference in their backyard.