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Empowering Youth: Kahu Youth Trust Awards Educational Scholarships (Youth blog)

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Kahu Youth

26 March 2024, 7:00 PM

Empowering Youth: Kahu Youth Trust Awards Educational Scholarships (Youth blog)Jasmine Edwards progressing through her hairdressing apprenticeship

Introducing the latest recipients of the Kahu Youth Trust Educational Scholarships.

Kahu Youth Trust Chair, Randal Dodds, proudly awarded four deserving individuals the Kahu Youth Trust Educational Scholarship. These scholarships aim to provide a vital financial stepping stone for youth in our community to pursue their dreams and achieve career fulfilment.


Among the recipients are Jasmine Edwards, embarking on her hairdressing apprenticeship journey, and Benjamin Hawkins, pursuing his Electrical Pre-Trade at Otago Polytechnic. Also receiving scholarships are Khedrup Dorjee, setting his sights on NZSIA Level 2 Ski Instructing, and Ruby Burke, delving into Photography and Media Design at Otago Polytechnic.


At Kahu Youth Trust, our mission is clear: to empower ALL youth in the Upper Clutha to live their best lives. Through safe spaces, mentoring, after school clubs, drop-in sessions, holiday programmes and a variety of engaging programmes, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. 


We understand that the journey to success often requires financial support, which is why our scholarships target those who have been out of school for at least six months, seeking to further their education and career prospects. Whether pursuing university degrees, polytechnic courses, or trade studies, we aim to ease the financial burden and encourage our youth to reach their full potential. This is especially important during our current cost of living crisis. 


The Kahu Youth Trust Educational Scholarship isn't just about funding—it's about investing in the future of our community. By nurturing talent and providing opportunities, we believe in equipping our youth with the tools they need to thrive in their chosen paths. Join us in celebrating these remarkable individuals and their bright futures they're destined to create.


Applications for the next round of scholarships will open in November 2024. Visit for more info.

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