The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) 2016
Deadline: 31st of March, 2016
Country: Manila, Philippines
Type: Fully Funded
WHO: 50 ASEAN Youth DRR-Leaders – nationals of ASEAN countries, aged 18-30 years old (within the year 2016), fluent in the English language, passionate about the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues and serving communities in need, preferably with experience and/or training in disaster management on natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, typhoon, cyclones and whatnot, and committed to implement a project that can potentially benefit his/her own community.
WHAT: On its first run with the theme on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) 2016 will be in the Philippines through a joint partnership between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia – UKM) and University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manilla University (ADMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU), in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, National Youth Commission (NYC), Philippines and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Office of the President of the Philippines.
WHEN: 1-26 August 2016: For a month, 50 DRR-Leaders will be equipped with leadership competencies through workshops and hands-on activities as they work with each other and local communities to discover the ASEAN identity and the role that ASEAN youth can play in the community, with a specific focus on the DRR issues. On project sites also, they will engage the local communities on issues related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). When they head back to their home countries, they are expected to carry out their own community projects that will contribute to the resilience of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues in ASEAN. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants with a maximum value of USD2,000.00.
WHERE: Manila, Philippines
*The first and last weeks will be spent at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus, Quezon City. The second and third weeks will be spent on two project sites; Barangay Payatas and Barangay Banaba – local areas located in Quezon City, Metro Manila, the Philippines. The four weeks accommodation will be at the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City, Manila.
HOW: Apply through this online form: http://form.ayvpukm.com.my/. The closing date of application will be on 31/03/2016 (midnight GMT). The selection will be based on individual merits. Only shortlisted volunteers will be notified. This will be followed by online selection and phone interviews conducted for shortlisted candidates. The selected participants will be notified after 7/06/16.
OTHERS: Organisers will cover the 2-way flight, accommodation at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus, local transportation, meals and insurance for all 50 participants. Halal food will be served throughout to cater to the majority of Muslim participants including vegetarian food upon request.
Further Information, visit http://www.myeo.info/