• Christchurch youth leader receives an honourable mention award

    Image of Shawn Kurian Thomas with his video camera

    Shawn Kurian Thomas, 20 year old young leader who participated in the Christchurch Youth Leadership programme, recently received an honourable mention award from The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The two organisations invited youth from all over the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of PLURAL+, a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore migration, diversity, and social inclusion, as well as to share their creative vision with the world. Since 2009 over 400 entries from 63 countries have been submitted. Winning videos have been screened in dozens of festivals, and broadcast on television networks around the world.

  • The must have skill sets for tomorrow's leaders

    Image of Berlinda Chin, presenting to the CPIT Students

    “Global perspectives and intercultural competency are the ‘must have’ skill sets for tomorrow’s leaders like you”, Berlinda Chin, Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, told students from the Broadcasting School at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

  • Madiba Nelson Mandela

    Image of Nelson Mandela

    The passing of  Madiba Nelson Mandela will be felt deeply by the South African communities he fought so bravely for. But the whole world will also mourn the loss of one of the most dedicated and inspirational leaders of our time. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary who stood for courage, democracy, diversity and reconciliation.