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GOAL NextGen Youth Program for Youths 2024

GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme brings together young people from all over the world to better understand global justice issues and deepen their understanding of Global Citizenship.

This programme will guide young, motivated changemakers to learn about the growing crises facing our world with a focus on conflict, climate, and gender. Participants will then work together to imagine solutions for the future by creating awareness-raising materials that will feed into GOAL’s public engagement activities.

Aim and Benefits 

Learning Outcomes

  • Over these 10 sessions, participants will work with peers globally to develop skills in critical thinking, intercultural communication, project management, teamwork, and the fundamentals of organising and implementing public awareness campaigns.

By taking part you will be empowered to:

  • Understand the diverse and interconnected nature of our world.
  • Critically interrogate the systems that perpetuate inequalities.
  • Reflect upon your own role and the role of others in tackling local and global challenges.
  • Engage in dialogue with others in a spirit of empathy, inclusivity, solidarity and collaboration.
  • Develop the courage, confidence and resilience to speak out for change.
  • Understand the GOAL’s work and have the opportunity to connect with GOAL staff.

Stipend Eligibility

  • In order to support participation, stipends will be available for all successful participants. Stipends are intended to cover costs of internet and data as well as any travel costs incurred during the programme.
  • Stipends of €400 for the duration of the programme are available for all successful participants.

Requirements 

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current resident of Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Uganda, or Zimbabwe.
  • Comfortably fluent in English.
  • Between 18 and 25 years old.
  • Available for 10 seminars between May and July. Sessions will fall on Thursdays and Saturdays (see timeline for actual dates).
  • Be open and willing to engage in teamwork in between seminars.
  • Demonstrate basic/emerging understanding of local and global issues.
  • Show clear initiative and desire to be a part of positive change (this could be demonstrated through volunteering, participation in local events, workshop facilitation, tutoring, creative extra-curricular activities, etc.).
  • Interest in participating in artistic methods of learning (this could be demonstrated through a passion for drama, art, creative writing, journalism, music or any other artistic discipline).
  • Reliable access to a “device” and internet is desired but not essential. If you do not have access to a device, please let us know in your application, and we will endeavour to support your participation.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Programme Dates:  

  • Sat May 25 Irish based participants in-person 11-4pm.
  • Tue May 28 International participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu June 6 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu June 13 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu June 20 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu June 27 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Sat & Sun June 29, 30 Irish based participants in person retreat. Time and location TBC.
  • Thu July 4 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu July 11 All participants online 3-5pm
  • Thu July 18 Irish based participants in-person 11-3pm. Hybrid meeting with all participants 2-3-pm

Application Deadline

April 1, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to GOAL on www.goalglobal.org to apply

Email [email protected] with the subject line Name, Country, NextGen Youth Application by April 1st

  1. In your email let us know if you have access to a phone or laptop
  2. Attach your CV (keep it simple! An outline of your educational background, voluntary and/or professional work is enough) and a 1-page cover letter to address the following points:
    1. Tell us about yourself! Why are you applying for this programme, and why do you think you are a good fit?
    2. What skills do you bring to this programme, and what would you like to gain from it?

OR 

Record a short video (1-2 minutes) detailing your educational background, voluntary and/or professional work and addressing,

  1. Why are you applying for this programme, and why do you think you are a good fit?
  2. What skills do you bring to this programme, and what would you like to gain from it?

For more details,visit GOAL website

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