Call for Applications: U.S. Embassy in Mozambique 2018 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program

Deadline: 20 December 2017

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique is seeking applications for its 2018 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) in order to provide secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore themes such as entrepreneurship, civic education, youth leadership, economic development, and respect for diversity. This program will take place from August 4-25, 2018.

PAYLP is an intensive academic program offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)’s Youth Programs Division. Through three-week intensive exchanges in the United States, participants engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and sub themes, interactive training in conflict resolution, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and home stays with local American families.  A key component of the program is for participants to develop follow-on community-based projects in their home communities to effect positive change after their return home.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All Candidates should have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in an academic program.
  • A Successful candidate for this program will have the following characteristics:
    • Student candidates:
      • be a Mozambican citizen and live in Mozambique
      • be a high school student who is 15, 16, 17, or 18 years of age by the start of the exchange
      • be proficient in English
      • attend at least one semester of high school in his/her home country following completion of the program;
      • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States
      • demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in his/her school or community
      • have a high level of academic achievement, as indicated by academic grades, awards, and teacher recommendations
      • demonstrate a commitment to community service and extracurricular activities
      • have had little or no prior study or travel experience in the United States or elsewhere outside of their home country
      • be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive; and
      • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as in follow-on activities afterward in their home countries.
    • Adult candidates:
      • be a Mozambican citizen and live in Mozambique
      • be a teacher, trainer, volunteer, or community leader who works with youth
      • be proficient in English
      • have a commitment to remain in teaching positions or other positions of influence on young leaders after the program
      • indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States
      • demonstrate an interest in developing professional skills
      • be supportive of the teenage participants and assist them to become productive and responsible members of society
      • exhibit maturity and open-mindedness, and
      • be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as to mentor youth in their follow-on activities afterward in their home countries

Student and Adult applications and reference forms can be found HERE.

Submit all completed material to  MaputoExchangePrograms@state.gov with your name and “2018 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP)” in the subject line.

 

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