Our third youth course of the year on Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics in English is in it’s last week! We have been excited for the continued engagement and participation from the rich diversity of participants coming from 23 different countries including: Germany, Cameroon, UK, Thailand, Portugal, Barbados, Burundi, US, Chile, China, Netherlands, Nepal, Japan, Malaysia, Afghanistan and France. Throughout the course participants will expand their knowledge and skills on certain themes such as leadership, ethics, sustainability, Earth Charter principles, Eco literacy, Systems Thinking, and how to successfully design and implement a workshop in their community.
This course is designed to train young people around the world, from the ages of 18-35, on how to become active leaders in their community towards a more just, sustainable, and ethical world. Our goal at the end of the course is to successfully strengthen confidence in leadership for sustainability, enhance participant’s consciousness to contribute to the greater good, inspire like-minded individuals to collaborate across borders and to carry out their work in their communities!
We have many participants in this course who have met Youth Projects Coordinator, Christine Lacayo during the UNESCO workshops on Education for Sustainable Development and others who were encouraged to apply for the course from colleagues who were a part of these workshops. We have two youth from the Netherlands and Cameroon who were sponsored by the organization World of Walas and another youth participant from Burundi who was sponsored by the Florida Earth Charter Initiative.
Alumni of this course have the opportunity to become an Earth Charter Young Leader (ECYL). This programme is a year-long leadership opportunity to serve as a focal point in the Earth Charter Youth Network to mobilize and engage other young people around the Earth Charter vision and principles.
Our next youth course, and last of the year, will be offered in Spanish starting on 24 September with a deadline to apply by 10 September 2018. To apply and for more information visit our website.