The Young Leaders Volunteer Initiative (YOLVI) is to promote youth volunteerism in Ghana and beyond. The programme aims to deepen the status of young people as key actors in Ghana’s development targets and goals, enhancing their participation in community as well as design and help in the implementation of relevant interventions towards Sustainable Development Goals.
About 65% of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35 years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years – making Africa the most youthful continent. By 2020, it is projected that out of 4 people, 3 will be on average 20 years old.
About 10 million young African youth arrive each year on the labour market. With multiple projects empowering the youth all over Africa, networks of informed youngsters are rising and making a change in their lives and those around them towards creating a better Africa.
It with facts that the Alliance for African Women Initiative is looking to tap into this vibrant youth in Ghana. It is our believe that the Ghanaian youth has the skills and potential to help in the development agenda of government, civil society and private institution in Ghana.
We are looking to award exceptional young people who have proven to be inspiring leaders in their communities.
This unique, life-changing Initiative is comprised of a tailored package of training and mentoring. Winners will also receive a one-month volunteering opportunity with AFAWI and it development partners in Regions in Ghana.
Deadline for Application is: 30th September, 2017.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Each application must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants need to have proven experience of working to improve their communities locally, regionally or at a national level and be able to show evidence of their achievements.
- Applicants must be aged between 18 and 35.
- Applicants must be citizens of Ghana and must come from any of the 10 Regions of Ghana.
- Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of their leadership qualities.
- All applicants need to be supported by a suitable referee (a professional in one of the following occupations; a teacher or counsellor; a registered physician or nurse; a church or community leader; social worker or family services; or business leader). Referees must not be related to you.
- Present a two page development project Concept note solving community problem on health and wellbeing, water and sanitation, women empowerment and Agriculture.
- Must be available to present development project concept note on a day workshop.
- Must pay application processing fee of GHC 50 Ghana Cedis.
- Priority will be given to individuals who present a good project concept note at the workshop.
- All applications will be considered based on the young person’s demonstrated interest in community work, strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail, ability to work as part of a team and strong administrative abilities.
- Shortlisted and finalist will be selected by a 5 member Advisory Committee from Universities and like mind organizations in Ghana.
WHAT WILL A WINNING APPLICANT RECEIVES?
As a Young Leaders Volunteer you will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise that will support you over the course of month of volunteering to contribute to the organization you are placed in.
Young leader will receive a funding amount of GHC 1,000.00 Ghana Cedis.
One-day residential training in the Accra.
The winners will have the opportunity to meet with inspiring people and visit AFAWI office in Accra. During this week, Awards will be presented by AFAWI Board Chairperson.
All application will be review as when application is received.
- Eligibility Check
- Successful Eligibility Check Applicant Will Be Notifies
- Project Concept Note Presentation
- Shortlisted Applicant Interview
- Finalist Announced and Notified
- Pre-Deployment Training