Rachel Faleatua

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Originally from New Zealand (that makes me the only Y Voter who can't vote) I am super passionate about seeing young people learn how to use their voice and helping them have their voices heard.  I'm one of Y Vote's youth engagement specialists! I've worked for almost a decade in the community development sector specialising in youth engagement and empowerment.  I have facilitated workshops in New Zealand, Australia and Samoa and published works to inform youth policies in the Pacific region through Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and the Secretariat of the Pacific (SPC). I have also used this experience to speak at a range of conferences, most notably the New Zealand United Nation's Child Fund Congress and the International Development Conference: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. I'm currently working as the Youth Development Officer at Mosman Council, am about to study a PhD and am stoked to be working with Y Vote to help make young people's voices HEARD!

linkedin // e: rachel.faleatua@yvote.com.au