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Offer: Apply for the 2012 Asia Pacific Youth Network Youth Ambassador program - Deadline: April 10

From APYouth:
The deadline for application is 10 April 2012 11:30pm Hong Kong time. Incomplete applications and ones submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

What’s this all about?

The APYN Youth Ambassador initiative is a leadership learning and networking opportunity for young people in Asia Pacific who want to develop their leadership skills with APYN and campaigns for social change. Youth Ambassadors are volunteers. They do not recieve payment. All successful Ambassadors must commit for a period of 18 months, from selection announcement until December 2013.

Over an 18 month period, you will work with young human rights activists/advocates/interested individuals from across the Asia Pacific Region to develop your own projects in one of the following streams: 1) Local Community; 2) Regional Campaign; and 3) Online Facilitation. Click here to read about the details of the project streams.

We know it sounds like a lot, but don’t worry! You will be supported with guidance and training to ensure you have all the skills to complete your projects! Here is an overview of support and training for leadership & campaigning:

  • Peer support groups: Ambassadors will be divided in peer-support groups based on your streams for support and guidance from your peers and your Co-Facilitator (an experienced APYN youth leader!). Co-Facilitators will mentor Youth Ambassadors and facilitate them to implement their action plans, monitor the project, and evaluate the work in the end of the 18 month period;
  • Skills training
  • Campaigning exposure period for 3 months: Co-Facilitators will plan 2 to 3 campaigning activities for Youth Ambassadors to implement. The purpose here is for Youth Ambassadors to get some practical experience and see how they can overcome certain challenges.
  • Support from local community organization/partner: All Youth Ambassadors need to seek support from a local community organization/partner as part of the application process. Local community organizations/partners will provide guidance and support at the local level (ie. providing meeting space or advice on the local context)
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