Deadline: 31 October 2019
Applications are now open for “Kectil Program” to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.
The title “Kectil” refers to the “Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership”. The goal of this program is to nurture, network, and mentor youth in developing countries who have the potential to be leaders and make a positive difference in their communities, countries and maybe even the world.
- Web-Based Mentoring Program: Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service
- Assignments & Sharing: Connect with other students on social media (Facebook & Twitter) with facilitated web-based group discussions
- Youth Leadership Conference: Intensive Leadership Training, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop, Meetings with Successful Leaders, and Creation of Network of Youth Peers in Developing Countries
- Alumni Web-Portal: Maintenance of Network of Youth Peers in Developing Countries, Interaction with New Youth Participants, Availability of Mentorship from Program
- The Kectil Program will select fifteen of the most active participants in the Web-based Program to be given a special award.
- These participants will have attended all of the Sessions and completed the online pre and post assignments.
- First, the selectees will be given a personal introduction to a leadership mentor in a developed country in the participant’s general area of interest. Second, the name of each selectee will also highlighted on the Kectil Website as an honor for their leading participation.
The modules consist of thought-provoking assignments, case studies and web-sessions. The Kectil Web-based Program consists of 12 Modules:
- Introduction and Mission
- Lessons on Leadership from Martin Luther King and other transformational change makers
- Enabling Women to Succeed in Society
- Population Growth and its Effect on Youth & Youth Unemployment and Poverty Employment
- Colonialism and Occupation
- Innovation to Advance Society
- Entrepreneurship and Corporate Product Development
- Environmental Sustainability
- Personal and Group Management
- Good Government
- Local Projects to Improve Communities
- Wrap-up and What’s Next?
Youth (aged 17-26) in least developed and developing countries who have demonstrated a talent and passion for leadership, scholarship or innovation, are proficient in English and have access to a computer and the internet.
The Kectil Program
“KECTIL” is an acronym that refers to the Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership. The goal of this program is to nurture, network, and mentor youth in developing countries who have the potential to be leaders and make a positive difference in their communities, countries….. and maybe even the world!
The Program works to achieve these goals in three parts: a one-year Web-based Program, the Developing Youth Leadership Conference in Atlanta, United States, and the Alumni Network.
The Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.
What can fellows get?
Kectil Colleagues are provided with a platform write Blog articles about Kectil subjects, matters affecting your country or region or current perspectives on topical issues. They post well written articles that are thought provoking. Their blogs encourage and inspire other colleagues who read and leave comments.
Kectil Colleagues are also given the platform to share news on the current happenings in their personal lives, communities, and countries. They like to celebrate and feature colleagues’ academic awards, community services, scholarships, etc. This also serves as a motivation to their peers to aspire higher in their fields of endeavor.
The Kectil Program creates discussion groups for the Kectil Colleagues in the various regions to facilitate discussions, meet each other, discuss topics of interest and perhaps even meet in person. They create discussion groups in the Colleague Connect website. The groups are led by selected Regional Leaders from the Youth Leadership Council and Superior Performance Awardees. The Regional Leaders facilitate the group discussions.
The Kectil Program gives two awards to outstanding participants: the Developing Countries Youth Leadership Atlanta Conference Awards and the Kectil Mentor Awards.
The Developing Countries Youth Leadership Atlanta Conference Award is given to stand-out participants in the Kectil Program. The awardees are invited to attend the intensive one-week leadership workshop held in Atlanta, Georgia.
They select a number of Kectil Colleagues with superior performance to receive the Kectil Mentor Award. The Colleagues are assigned a mentor for the next year to communicate with and seek advice. The mentors awarded are usually in line with the awardees areas of interest and career path.
Youth Leadership Council
The Kectil Program creates a Youth Leadership Council made up of exemplary colleagues who attend the Developing Countries Youth Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Youth Leadership Council act as mentors and as guides throughout the year. They will also manage and run the Kectil Alumni website.
They award four kinds of Certificates: Youth Leadership Council Certificate, Certificate of Excellent Performance, Certificate of Superior Performance and Certificate of Participation. The Kectil team reviews the engagement of each Colleague over the entire year based on the number of assignments completed and other contributions and determines which certificate they earn.
Certificates of Excellent Performance are earned by stand out Colleagues demonstrate consistent engagement with the Program throughout the year. Certificates of Superior Performance are earned by colleagues who demonstrate a significant level of contribution. Colleagues who earn either of these two certificates are selected as Peer Mentors for the next cohort.
Kectil Colleagues who do not qualify for either of the above certificates will receive a Certificate of Participation. Kectil Colleagues who attend the Developing Countries Youth Leadership Conference in Atlanta also receive an additional Certificate to commemorate their participation in the intensive leadership workshop. They are also selected to form the Youth Leadership Council for the next cohort.
Kectil Program Fellows
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How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://kectil.com/