The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Khalili Foundation have partnered to develop the Faith in the Commonwealth project. Through the medium of global citizenship education,Faith in the Commonwealth focuses on cross-cultural literacy and respect for different worldviews and beliefs to situate individuals within the global challenges presented by the 21stcentury and give individuals the tools to understand how they can act as catalysts for change.
Faith in the Commonwealth is delivering practical, training-of-trainer workshops to give young people the skills and confidence to be leaders and agents of change in their communities. Through the Faith in the Commonwealth workshops young people will build the capabilities to lead peer-based learning sessions with young people and community leaders that explore common faith understanding, intercultural dialogue, and generate understanding and respect for different world views and beliefs.
What do the workshops include?
The workshops are led by an experienced trainer who takes a youth peer education approach. Each workshop will last for 2.5 days, with 25 participants in each group. The programme will cover knowledge and understanding of global citizenship, common faith and intercultural literacy, social cohesion and peacebuilding, and the practical application of programme learning such as designing a community-based project and campaign, advocacy and fundraising.
The workshops are designed to be practical and get participants involved, so that on completion participants are trained and ready to design and deliver outreach and education activities in their communities.
When and where are they?
Workshops will be held in Nairobi from 13-15 December 2017.
Who can participate?
Workshops are aimed at:
- Young people in local organisations
- Young people working with their communities in organisations, or who are active in their communities but not formally affiliated with an organisation
- Youth workers
How do I apply?
Applications are due Tuesday 14 November 2017. The application form is attached. All applicants will be given a pre-training assessment and pre-reading. All applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they will use the skills and knowledge they’ll develop through the training within their own communities. Successful applicants will be advised on 17 November 2017.
Kindly find below the application form
Application form for TOT IN NAIROBI (1)
Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?