Applications call for TYC 3rd Pan African Youth Camp
The 3rd Pan African Youth Camp marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards having different youth empowerment and investment strategies in Tanzania and other East African countries. The camp is meant to be a youthful event and hence it will be fun and meaningful in terms of its content. It will enable youth to learn and improve different skills as well as having the best experiential sharing sessions during the camp.
The camp will take place from 27th to 31st July 2020 at the Weruweru river lodge camping site in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The event will bring together Young change-makers for youth development and empowerment from across Tanzania and different East African countries. TYC is responsible for planning, setting up, and coordinating of the 3rd Pan African youth camp. Over 50 participants comprising of East African nationals of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan will be fully funded to attend Pan-African Youth Camp. They will present illustrative practices as well as new developments in the field of youth empowerment, investments, apprenticeship, and traineeship schemes.
The TYC 3rd Pan-African Youth Camp aims to
- Bring together young East African multipliers in order to strengthen mutual understanding around sustainable development taking into special account the African youth perspective.
- Localize the SDGs to an African context for better understanding at the youth level.
- Involve change-makers from within the East African region to design modules for community development
- Stress the importance of regional integration for African development driven by youth engagement.
- Develop a strategy for establishing sustainable networks of African youth change-makers for African sustainable development.
- Encourage experiential learning among African youth within the continent and give momentum to a pan-Africanism spirit.
- Define the way towards the countdown of the SDGs implementation
- Foster dialogue and experiential sharing among East African youth change-makers on the impact of their own initiatives, ideas, and community start-ups to explore new perspectives and opportunities towards realizing an African sustainable development agenda driven by young people.
Throughout the program, participants will
- Learn from fellow East African changemakers about best practices demonstrated in their initiatives and projects such as youth startups, youth exchange programs, apprenticeship and traineeship programs for youth development.
- Utilize an opportunity to disseminate the results of successful Youth development programs such as youth startups, youth exchange programs, apprenticeship, and traineeship programs.
- Meet fellow changemakers and share what works and what doesn’t and identify synergies and ways of working together to help in the future of youth development in East African countries.
- Meet and network with relevant stakeholders in the field of youth development.
- Learn from great facilitators in youth development issues.
- Learn and better understand the growth mindset towards realizing personal growth and the country’s growth.
- Create long-lasting connections and networks with fellow like-minded youth changemakers.
- Get the chance of youth mentorship through peer to peer consult.
- Learn more about youth problems and youth solutions especially to the global challenge.
- Understand the ecosystem of youth start – opportunities and risks.
- The applicant must be a Tanzanian or East African national from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Uganda youth aged between 18-29 years.
- Must be fluent in English but ready to add towards diversity through a local language of Kiswahili (There will be no translation services)
- The young changemaker must be implementing any youth development project which has an impact in the society.
- The project implemented must be innovative and should either encompass an exchange program as a product or use an exchange program’s knowledge as an enabler in the implementation of the idea.
- The participant should be ready to come with the practical stuff for his/her project in order to showcase them during the Pan-African youth camp.
- The participant must be ready/willing to live a camping life including sleeping in a Safari tent and using other camping gears during the camping.
- Be curious, open-minded, appreciate diversity, and willing to learn from other’s initiatives.
- Preferably be involved in a start-up, organization or network, institution, formal or informal group as a multiplier of one of SDG, or having founded his/her own startup as a change-maker in a society.
- Posses a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions, a commitment to personal and community development, and continue the engagement with other participants beyond the youth camp.
- Be motivated to learn and to apply the values and approaches for being a change-maker in a society.
- Be involved in youth or community projects in their community and motivated to implement youth initiatives for SDGs.
- Alumni of different youth exchanges particularly those between Germany and African countries and have impacted their local communities upon returning from an exchange or volunteer program are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Participants should be highly motivated, innovative, creative, and independent thinkers with a pan-Africanism spirit. Knowledge of Agenda 2063 is an asset.
- Participants should be change-makers with different actions that have a great impact not only in their societies but the potential to influence at the global level.
- Should be available and be able to travel to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania during the youth camp time
- Should be willing to share his/her username of social media platforms/accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and youtube if available.
Interested applicants must submit their applications to [email protected] by sending the Motivation letter, brief description/abstract of their projects, and CV.
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