As part of the World Youth Alliance’s first annual Viviamo! project (showcasing best practices in development work), WYA-Africa has chosen
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Members who are interested in learning more about
Youth for Habitat
WYA-Africa has begun a Teen Program entitled “Share your voice! Share your vision!” as a way to engage young members through various activities to discover their potential and responsibilities as they grow up. It provides an opportunity for the youth to be stimulated physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.
Viviamo!, Italian for “We live!”, is a new annual WYA project that showcases best practices in development work. In honor of the International Year of Habitat, we have chosen HABITAT for 2006’s Viviamo! theme. As part the Youth Program, and in keeping with the theme of Habitat, World Youth Alliance Africa will conduct an Essay Writing and Art Work contest entitled “Youth for Habitat”. The contest will give young people aged between 10 and 18 an opportunity to engage in Creative Writing and Art, to showcase their talents and to speak out on various aspects of their habitat that they feel promote their human dignity.
The theme of this contest is “The Beauty in my Habitat”. Essays of no more than 250 works and pieces of artwork should be original and in accordance with the theme. Certificates and t-shirts will be awarded for the best piece of artwork and the best essay in each of the following age categories: 10-12 years; 13-15 years; and 16-18 years. The winning entries will be displayed on the WYA website, accompanied by a photo of the author/artist.
Completed works should be submitted on or before 7th September 2006 to:
All winners shall be notified between 25th and 29th of September 2006.
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