Today, there are around 1.2 billion young people1 in the world and more than 90% of them live in low and middle income countries. They are a powerful voice for change in the world, change that can address some of our most pressing global issues, like the growing burden and presence of non-communicable disease (NCD).
Through the Young Health Programme (YHP) we hope to engage youth and build their capacity and capability to become advocates; to add their voices to the dialogue on NCD prevention; to empower them to become active participants and partners in policy discussions, programme development and service delivery when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. It’s one reason why we are excited to put out a call to youth to apply for the Young Health Programme Scholarship and become a delegate for the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia.
One Young World is the penultimate gathering for the next generation of leaders. Each year, close to 1,300 youth (aged 18 – 30) attend the Summit to build their networks and gain support, visibility and motivation to take their ideas forward and drive change.
Through our scholarship, we are looking for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who work for or are involved with a non-governmental organisation, social enterprise, community based organization, or who are individuals making an impact through advocacy activities or direct programming related to adolescent health. Apply now. The Scholarship will cover all costs associated with attending the Summit. Applications will be reviewed by the One Young World Community Committee and YHP NGO partners. The application process will close on 21 July 2017.
For more information, visit www.oneyoungworld.com.
1. Defined as being between 10 and 19 years of age.