Applications are open for Mashaka Civic Engagement Program. The Mashaka is a civic participation program that allows change makers from everywhere in the country to acquire knowledge, skills and also, practical experience to live a culture of peace and positive participation in the development of their communities. Further, About 30 applicants are to be enrolled in the 2019/2020 Mashaka Civic Engagement Program with the aim of:
- Acquire and exchange information on topics such as the culture of peace, diversity, identity and initiative management.
- Communicate with young people from all over Egypt.
- Similarly, Practice skills such as communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, cooperation, teamwork, critical thinking, and others.
- Dream, plan and implement innovative solutions to community challenges.
- Also, The opportunity to communicate with a network of peers, mentors, trainers, and partners.
The program will cover;
- The accommodation,
- Dining, and transportation of the three main camps
- Likewise, The ability to communicate and to be present in a network, including training opportunities and also, the identification of incubators that support the continuation of their initiatives or the goals of their personal learning.
- Candidates are to be living in Egypt
- Applicants are between the age of 20-25+
- Similarly, Candidates are a student or a fresh graduate
- Candidates are passionate about positive change
Stages of the program
The first stage: the starting camp
- The participants understand the structure and also, objectives of the program, explore the main theme of the program, the culture of peace, develop the first ideas of initiatives in their communities, and the basic skills of working within the team.
Phase 2: The period of community exploration
- Participants consider themselves part of their community. Also, deepen the idea of initiative, and find interest and support in society.
Phase 3: Camp Management Initiatives
- Participants understand the program framework for initiatives, acquire skills in project management. Likewise, plan their initiative in concrete terms, and deepen peacebuilding through dialogue and negotiation.
Phase 4: Implementation phase
- The participants, supported by mentors, carry out their community initiatives.
Phase 5: Camp Tamal
- Participants share their learning experiences throughout the program as well as present the results of the initiatives and understand the future opportunities for the program