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Counter Speech Fellowship India

  • Eligibility:
    – all 13 to 18-year-old students currently enrolled in a school in India in grades 8 -12 during the duration of the fellowship
    – home-schooled students
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: India
  • Application language: English

Applications are now open for the Counter Speech Fellowship to engage creative teens to use the power of visual storytelling to start meaningful conversations on issues important to young citizens around the world. Fellows are mentored to build powerful content and the most inspiring work is promoted on Instagram. The fellowship is designed as a fully-funded engagement wherein fellows meet every alternate week for a couple of hours. The overall duration of the fellowship is two months and the schedule is easy to accommodate alongside regular school work and examinations. As an incubator for the future generation of leaders and activists, the fellowship is built around three pillars – awareness, support, and advocacy. 

The 2021 fellowship focuses on four themes: gender equality, diversity, bullying and mental well-being. The idea is to use the internet and social media as a force for good by creating unique communities around issues that matter to teenagers, and provide a platform for voicing concerns and advocating for changes. By giving teens a voice and building their capacity to mobilise people, they hope to create a world that is more inclusive and tolerant.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Organisation: YLAC

Deadline: 22/08/2021


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