Are you an African desiring to take part in a peaceful and vibrant dialogue to discover and maintain your inner peace? Do you want to contribute to world peace but you do not know how? Peace Revolution invites you to the Second Amandla Eastern and Southern Africa Fellowship to take place in Joburg, SA.
Application Deadline: 20th May 2017
Eligible Countries: Eastern & Southern African countries
To be taken at (country): South Africa
About the Award: Everyday we wake up to an enduring world and too often get caught up in changing trends of fashion, technology, lifestyle, personal and professional life expectations. As a result we break down from stress, anxiety and emotional imbalance.
The fellowship offers 4 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace through mindfulness and meditation and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment. Hence participants will learn the benefits of meditation in relation to::
- Conflict prevention and nonviolent conflict resolution
- How to overcome fear and deal with terrorism
- Stress management
- non-violent communication
- Self-discipline and Human Rights
- Enhancement of leadership and the pillars for a stable and peaceful society
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants should:
- be African nationals residing in Eastern and Southern Africa (Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Djibouti, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Botswana, Seychelles, Lesotho, Madagascar, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mayotte and Mauritius).
- be 20-32 years old at the time of submitting the application in order to receive the airfare support.
- have completed at least 21 days of the 42-day online self-development program. Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program.
- have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
- be optimistic, open-minded, is a leader or shows leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace building.
- send a recommendation letter from their organizations/institutions.
- International successful applicants shall pay a commitment fee of 100 USD while local participants pay USD 50 before the arrival to the retreat site (by Bank transfer or Western Union)
Selection Criteria: include
- Completion of at least 21 days of the online self-development programme.
- Show of interest in meditation and self-development
- Even distribution of participant from the eligible countries
- Likelihood to benefit from participation in the program and to contribute to world peace
- Commitment to adhere to the program of activities during the duration of the fellowship
Number of Awards: Up to 50
Value of Program: The four days fellowship will set up to 50 participants on a lifelong inner peace journey. The Amandla Fellowship Includes:
- Full or partial sponsorship of airfare support
- Free accommodation
- Free catering
- Local transport to and from retreat centre
It will further presents an opportunity to:
- Empower youth with tools to develop and maintain a successful personal and professional life by cultivating their inner peace, positive habits through self-discipline, mindful practices and meditation.
- Build a network of peacebuilders to exchange experiences and visions for partnerships while fostering an intercultural dialogue and a life-long inner peace building network.
Duration of Program: 4 days
How to Apply: Apply here
Award Provider: Peace Revolution