Call for Applications: 2018 WYA Africa Vanessa Cherese Scholarship

World Youth Alliance (WYA) Africa opens the 2017 search for a passionate, committed, and dedicated WYA member from Africa who will represent WYA Africa in the first batch of WYA Global Internship Program (January-April, 2018) and 15th International Solidarity Forum (March 2018) in New York City. Successful completion of WYA’s Certified Training Program (until Chapter 4 on Solidarity) and active engagement (Internship Program, Emerging Leaders Conference, Africa Arts Forum, etc.) with the WYA Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya are prerequisites to apply.

The chosen WYA member will receive the Vanessa Cherese Scholarship which includes:

  • 3-month project management and advocacy training at the WYA Headquarters in New York
  • Opportunity to represent the WYA Africa region in the International Solidarity Forum
  • Roundtrip economy class flight tickets from the airport of departure to New York, USA
  • Shared room accommodations with facilities in New York (a value of approximately $4,500)

Further financial support during the internship can be granted on a case-to-case basis. The selected member is responsible for expenses related to visa application and local transportation from his or her province to the airport of departure. Click here to download an application form and list of requirements. Applicants should submit their completed application requirements to africa@wya.net with a subject 2018WYAASearch_LastName on or before September 1, 2017.