Youth Volunteering Award in Yemen

unv_logoUNV launches Youth Volunteering Award in Yemen

The Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project, under the umbrella of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, is launching the “Youth Volunteering Award” competition for young volunteers of Yemeni nationality, aged between 18 and 29 years.

The Youth Volunteering Award is  part of a regional competition launched in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco, and Yemen. Three winners from the five countries will be selected.

This competition aims to recognize young volunteers’ efforts and achievements, while informing the general public on the impact and importance of volunteering and highlighting the contributions of volunteers in peace and development, through short stories or videos that illustrate the “success stories” of participants.  This competition is open to young Yemeni aged between 18 and 29 years.

“Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development.” said Ms. Mikiko Tanaka, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director. “This competition will highlight the volunteerism spirit and activities in Yemen while raising awareness on the role of young volunteers in the development of their country.”

The competition was official launch on 7th of June 2014 and would end on 6th of July 2014. The applicant should read and follow the guidelines and to fill an application form. You can find the application form on the right rail or visit UNV’s Yemen Facebook page. The competition is under the auspiciousness of the Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future, a UNV-led regional project that seeks to support youth to effectively engage in the development processes of their countries through volunteerism. It is part of the project’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of youth organizations.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

Deadline: 6th of July 2014

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