National United Nations Volunteers
National United Nations volunteers are young people geared towards playing a more important role in democratic governance and being agents of peaceful change in the community. This recent recruitment of national UNV volunteers is working in partnership with the Enhanced Public Trust, Security and Inclusion (EPTSI) project and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
They will be working towards achieving the objectives of the EPTSI project since the project is tasked with determining a creative way to bridge the gap between economic stability for Youth and to have them act as agents for peaceful change.
This present group of national UNV volunteers is the largest recruitment of volunteers in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Apart from this, the volunteers have the unique characteristic of being the youngest national UNV volunteers in the history of the UNV programmme.
The EPTSI national UNV programme aims to empower one hundred young people between the ages of 18 – 25 to serve as community youth facilitators.
The volunteers will undergo a rigorous development programme which will help in increasing the potential of their success in working in the community. The development programme will include training in democratic governance, community mobilization, conflict transformation and facilitation. This will enable them to reach out to other youths in the community.
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