Global Youth Connect, a human rights education and activism organization, is accepting applications from budding young human rights leaders for its Summer 2013 programs, which will take place in Rwanda and in New York City.
Each program brings youth from around the world together with youth and young adults in the host location (Rwanda or NYC) to engage all together in three key activities:
(1) an intensive cross cultural human rights workshop;
(2) visits/meetings with local and international organizations, as well as government officials;
(3) volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues including but not limited to: education, health care, food/shelter, access to justice, human rights of marginalized persons(including children/youth, women, low-income populations, LGBTQ populations, indigenous populations, genocide survivors).
The application deadline for both programs is February 15, 2013.
Some scholarships are available. Please download an application for more details.
MORE INFO and TO ACCESS AN APPLICATION:
For more details and to download an application please visit: http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate.html
REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAMS:
For the Summer 2012 Human Rights in the USA program report, please visit:
For the Summer 2012 Human Rights in Rwanda program report, please visit:
Read about the experience of previous participants: http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/testimonials.html
STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS:
Given the age range of the programming 16 – 30 (NYC) & 18 – 35 (Rwanda), this is an opportunity for not only students but also for young teachers and professionals to gain intercultural human rights experience and get involved in the global human rights movement.