July 10, 2015
Moko backs aspiring leaders
Moko Foundation head Lance O’Sullivan says sending five rangatahi to Washington DC is a great way to develop their leadership skills.
Tayla-Rose Campbell, Ezekial Raui, Conor O’Sullivan, Cale Silich and Moerangi Vercoe are attending the annual conference of Native American youth organisation Unity, as well as attending a Generation Indigenous tribal youth gathering at the White House.
Dr O’Sullivan says the trip is an extension of the foundation’s Hawea Vercoe Leadership Scholarship.
He says they all desire to show leadership.
"One if them is committed to being the first Maori prime minister. They all have really high aspirations. I think all of tem have been head boys, head girls. I think of when I was that age, I was one of the head students at Hato Petera, and if I had an opportunity like this I just know it would have shaped my life in quite an amazing way," Dr O’Sullivan says.
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