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The Queen's Young Leaders Program 2017- 4th September 2016

Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform you of an opportunity of The Queen's Young Leaders Program 2017. Details of the opportunity are outlined below. Please contact us in case of any query or further assistance.

Regards,

International Resource Office
Website: http://irc.iba.edu.pk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBAIRC/

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Introduction:
Each year from 2014 to 2018, 60 inspirational young people are selected to receive an Award and become 'Queen's Young Leaders' - one for every year that The Queen had served as Head of the Commonwealth at the time of her Diamond Jubilee. The aspiration is for at least one young person from every Commonwealth country to receive a Queen's Young Leaders Award for achievement in transforming their own lives and the lives of others.

Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants need to have proven experience of working to improve their communities locally, regionally or at a national level and be able to show evidence of their achievements.
- Applicants must be aged between 18 and 29 throughout 2017; your date of birth must fall between 1st January 1988 - 1st January 1999;
- Applicants must be citizens of and working in a Commonwealth country or citizens of an Overseas Territories (of a Commonwealth Member).
- Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of their leadership qualities.
- All applicants need to be supported by a suitable referee (a professional in one of the following occupations; a teacher or counsellor; a registered physician or nurse; a church or community leader; social worker or family services; or business leader). Referees must not be related to you

Selection Criteria:
- Priority will be given to individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve their goals.
- All applications/nominations will be considered based on the young person's achievements to date as well as their potential and future ambition.
- Award winners will be shortlisted by an Advisory Panel made up of young people from across the Commonwealth and a Board of advisors representing the three partners. The shortlist for Award winners will then be presented to The Queen's Young Leaders Programme Board, which contains members from all three partner organisations, for final selection and decision.

Award Details:
1) Mentoring
As a Queen's Young Leader you will be allocated a mentor with relevant experience and expertise who will support you over the course of the year to continue and develop your work.

2) Online learning
Online learning will be provided with materials relevant to your area of interest, as well as serving as a place for you to meet and share experiences and knowledge with other Queen's Young Leaders.

3) One-week residential programme in the UK
The Award winners will have the opportunity to meet with inspiring people and visit organisations in the UK that have expertise in areas such as media and communications, social action and advocacy. During this week, Awards will be presented by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Application Procedure:
Applications to become a 2017 Queen's Young Leader are open. Fill the online form here!

Program Deadline:
4th September 2016

For further information, please visit the link: http://www.queensyoungleaders.com/