Lusaka Global Shapers Hub and SELFLESS4AFRICA Inc. launch ‘The Emerging Leaders Award’
The Lusaka Global shapers Hub in partnership with Selfless4Africa Inc. and have launched the Emerging Leaders Program Award. The students community service award scheme that was established in 2014 by Selfless4Africa with focus on human and leadership development of young people and exposing them to community service initiatives which will in turn have a positive economic impact within their communities.
The Award seeks proposals from College and University students identifying a community project that can be implemented to benefit and empower the people in that community.
The Emerging Leaders Award will see the winning team receive a package of K33, 000. (K25, 000 will be channeled towards implementing the community service project and K8, 000 to be shared among the participants of the winning team).
The participating Students from tertiary institutions are required to form a team of 3 to 5 students, must have a name and slogan for their project. The teams are expected to identify a deprived community in Zambia, identify a project that can be implemented to benefit the community at large, and present a proposal focused on developing that community.
The purpose of the award is to encourage young people to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism, community service, and patriotism as well as encourage young people to become change agents within their communities.
Students wishing to participate can download the application form the Lusaka Global Shapers Hub Web portal at www.globalshapers.org/hubs/lusaka, the Facebook page ‘Lusaka Global Shapers Hub’ or by clicking here.
Participants must complete, scan and email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line captioned ‘Emerging Leaders Programme Award-Zambia 2017’.
Participating institutions must be based in Zambia with team members from the participating tertiary institution being registered university students with an interest in community service and service to humanity. Students must attach a photocopy of their student ID cards to qualify. They must identify a community in Zambia that needs support, complete, scan and email the application form to the Lusaka Global Shapers Hub.
The shortlisted groups will present their proposal in a face-to-face presentation using pictures and videos and give reasons why the Lusaka Global Shapers Hub and Selfless4Africa Inc. should support their project.
For more details, visit the Lusaka Global Shapers Hub page on Facebook, @Lusakashapers on Twitter and ‘Lusaka Global Shapers’ on Instagram.
ABOUT ‘Lusaka Global Shapers Hub’
The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities of which the Lusaka hub has grown to become a visible force in this area within the capital city of Zambia –Lusaka-.
Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected based on their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
ABOUT ‘Selfless4Africa INC’.
Selfless4Africa Inc. (www.selfless4africa.org) is an NGO whose focus is to uplift Africa’s poor image and change Africa’s future one life at a time and inspire acts of selflessness in others.
Its vision is to be a catalyst for a peaceful, loving, collaborative the world where people of different persuasions are proactive in reducing the plight of the underprivileged and where all children can attain formal primary and secondary school education, regardless of their family’s income and status.
Selfless4Africa Inc. believes that while individual acts of selflessness may touch the life of one person or one community, the sum of these individual acts can impact an entire nation. Accordingly, our programs are structured to encourage our beneficiaries to pay forward these selfless efforts by volunteering to help another person or community in need.