Call for Applications: GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme 2024 for Emerging Young Leaders

Call for Applications: GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme 2024 for Emerging Young Leaders

GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme 2024 for Emerging Young Leaders

Applications are now open for the 2024 GOAL NextGen Youth Program.GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme brings together young people from all over the world to help them better understand global justice issues and global citizenship.

This programme will teach young, motivated changemakers about the world’s growing crises, with a focus on conflict, climate, and gender. Participants will then collaborate to imagine future solutions by developing awareness-raising materials to support GOAL’s public engagement activities.

The 2024 Programme will consist of 10 sessions that take place online, with 3 sessions in-person for Irish based participants.

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GOAL’s NextGen Youth 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

Sessions to take place on Thursdays at 3pm Irish Time and Saturdays 11am Irish Time. Dates and times will be confirmed before the start of the programme.

In order to ensure participation of this global cohort, sessions will take place on Thursdays at 3pm Irish Time (8am Honduras, 2pm Sierra Leone, 4pm Zimbabwe, 5pm Ethiopia & Uganda).

GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme 2024 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.

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.

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How to Apply GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme 2024

Email nextgenyouth@goal.ie 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?

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