Alafia Youth Empowerment Fellowship

Bingerville, Ivory Coast

12 - 15 September 2019

“Unlocking Limitless Potential”

There is no sustainable development without the development of the human capital, and no development of the human capital without the self-development of each individual. Our success in any endeavor requires the mastery of the fundamental pillars of our life such as: personal well-being, effectiveness at work, and smart management of relationships.

Do you want to reach the peak of your performance? Are you ready to try something new towards achieving the best version of yourself? With the tools of "inner arts", emotional intelligence and meditation, the World Peace Initiative Foundation through its Peace Revolution project offers you the opportunity to unlock the latent potentials within you so that you become the unique person you deserve to be - based on the principle of Peace In Peace Out. Given the particular need to develop young leaders capable of meeting the needs of the continent, we will organize in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire a regional training workshop exclusively for young African citizens.

After our two successful fellowships in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, we are embarking in this experience with you again in Côte d’ivoire with a richer content.

Take a look at the last fellowship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzLDYh8cARo

The fellowship is not available to apply for at the moment.
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Objectives

  1. Empower young people with the tools to inner peace, emotional intelligence, positive thinking and good habits through the practice of mindfulness, self-discipline and meditation.
  2. Connect young people on the continent and enhance their sense of solidarity, compassion and togetherness.
  3. Provide a forum of networking and exchange for future collaboration and partnerships while fostering mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue.

Program

The training starts with 42 Days online Self-development Program on our interactive platform providing you the basic theory and practice; to cultivate your inner peace. The 42 days are divided as follow:

  • 21 days before interview
  • 21 days after interview and before final selection of participants

The fellowship offers 4 day intensive training program providing participants with deeper insights in the relationship between mindfulness meditation and various skills necessary for improving personal well-being, enhancing effectiveness in professional and social life, and nurturing healthy and fruitful relationships. Participants will learn the benefits of meditation in relation to:

  • Self-empowerment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Work-life balance
  • Stress management
  • Non-violent communication
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The training covers

  • Full or partial airfare sponsorship
  • Free accommodation
  • Free catering
  • Free local transportation

The training DOES NOT cover

  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Commitment fee of $100 ($50 for candidates living in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be citizens of the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Senegal, Liberia, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Sierra Leone , The Gambia, Ghana, Saint Helena, and Western Sahara.
  • Candidates must have completed 21 days of the online self-development program before interview and willing to complete the remaining 21 days after interview.
  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language. Knowledge of the following languages is asset: French, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Candidates should be optimistic, open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in self-empowerment and social change.
  • Candidates could be peace activists, civil servants, artists, journalists, entrepreneurs, young leaders in local, national or international organizations, catalysts of positive change in general.
  • Candidates should be committed to getting involved with World Peace Initiative Foundation by submitting a project proposal on how to use the practice of meditation as a tool to face various social challenges in their respective communities upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the self-development program?

The free online self-development program is a 42-day challenge teaching the skills and techniques involved in the development of inner peace. It provides guided meditation videos and daily reflections to support personal development and the practice of mindfulness. You can start the first episode here.

2. What am I supposed to write in the project proposal question in the application?

In this space we would like to know about your plans to give back to your community following the fellowship. Meditation is a wonderful tool that can help you address many of today’s local and global challenges . So, we expect you to come up with a project idea that can utilize your learning from the fellowship about meditation, emotional intelligence and mindfulness practice to solve an issue in your community, e.g using meditation to foster non-violent communication in your university/neighborhood and therefore prevent radicalisation etc… Be BOLD and CREATIVE.. In addition, this is also a space for you to engage with Peace Revolution Project on the long term and establish possible partnerships and collaboration.

3. I am over 32, can I still apply for the training?

If you are over 32 years old, you may still apply but will not receive the airfare sponsorship should you be selected.

4. I do not live in above mentioned countries, but still part of Africa, can I still apply?

Only candidates living in the countries mentioned above can apply for the fellowship. If you live outside of those countries and interested in the Peace Revolution fellowships you may consider looking out our international fellowships which take place in Thailand and other regional fellowships and camps in various part of the world. You can learn more about Peace Revolution fellowships here: https://peacerevolution.net/dashboard#/self-dev

5. How do you select the participants?

After completing your 21 days of the online self-development program. World Peace Initiative Foundation selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, and group combination in the fellowship. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will contact you.

Upcoming Trainings

There is no training available at the moment. You can subscribe to our social network and get notified when we launch new opportunities.

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WPI envisions sustainable change happening when each and every one of us works towards their own self-development. Thus, we have created free and accessible tools for the empowerment and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, regardless of age, race, religion, cultural background.

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