Deadline: 31 August 2016
The Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards celebrate the positive impact of youth workers on young people’s lives, their communities and their societies. Youth workers can be found in a broad range of civil society and voluntary organisations as well as government ministries and youth departments.
The theme for Commonwealth Youth Work Week 2016 is ‘Empowering young people through sport and arts’, acknowledging the intentional use by youth workers of sport, and creative and innovative techniques, to deliver effective youth empowerment programmes. As young people participate in these programmes, they build personal, social and intellectual capacities that enhance their contribution in the home, school, community, country and the wider world.
The youth workers from the commonwealth member countries are eligible to apply.
Nominations will be assessed according to:
- Impact on young people’s lives – evidence of how the youth worker has made an impact on the lives of young people
- Impact on the wider community – the impact the youth worker’s intervention had on the community and families
- Quality of their interventions – evidence of the use of youth work principles, methods and sustainable approaches
- Innovation and learning – evidence of creativity in overcoming the challenges of delivery and in application of youth work theory
How to Apply
Nominations can be made through the downloadable official form available on the given website.
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fij, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand,Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia.
For more information, please visit Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards.