Wednesday, July 6, 2022

New education Youth Advisory members named

A ministerial advisory group that provides young people with an opportunity to help shape the education system has five new members, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins said today.

“I am delighted to announce that Harshinni Nayyar, Te Atamihi Papa, Humaira Khan, Eniselini Ali and Malakai Tahaafe will join the seven current members for the 2022 Youth Advisory Group,” said Minister Hipkins.

“Since the first meeting in 2018, insights from this group have helped inform our work towards an education system that reflects the diverse needs, cultures and aspirations of young people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

“I look forward to hearing their experiences and ideas on education issues they’re passionate about.”

The 2022 Youth Advisory Group members are:

  • Harshinni Nayyar, Whangārei (new member)
  • Te Atamihi Papa, Te Kūiti (new member)
  • Humaira Khan, Auckland (new member)
  • Eniselini Ali, Auckland (new member)
  • Malakai Tahaafe, Christchurch (new member)
  • Caelan Harris, Hamilton
  • Jayden van Dyk, Hamilton
  • Daisy Tumataroa, Taumarunui
  • Rei Denee, Wellington
  • Tanin Cain, Auckland
  • Harlow Tran-Lawrence, Auckland
  • Maru Taiaki, Paraparaumu

The Ministry of Education received over 200 registrations to join the Youth Advisory Group.

“It’s a great opportunity and also a commitment to be part of this group. I’d like to acknowledge and thank all of the young people who’ve put in the time and effort to apply,” Mr Hipkins said. 

“I look forward to the first Ministerial Youth Advisory Group meeting in July.”

Go to Ministerial Youth Advisory Group for more information.

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