Sri Lanka Fellowship looks to empower youth

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The Sri Lanka Fellowship, a workshop being staged by global leadership organisation Bridge in collaboration with CHA (the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies) and the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, will be held in Colombo from 27 to 31 October. The program is open to applications from young people who wish to join together and create a difference. The leadership initiative acts as an opportunity for youth from less privileged backgrounds who possess the commitment and vision to make a difference in several areas of society. The categories from which a group of 30 will be selected are exceptional youth from plantation families, youth infected with HIV or those who have infected parents, commercial sex workers, orphaned and conscripted former LTTE cadres, children in probation care homes, disabled youth, youth from poor families in slums, youth from agricultural regions affected by climate change, poverty-stricken youngsters who have been resettled in former conflict zones, single parenting teen mothers, youth drawn from families of repeat offenders in correctional facilities, families of severely-disabled Armed Forces personnel, undergraduates from very challenging backgrounds and youth from cultural minorities Bridge has offices in London, Chicago, Sydney and Singapore and specializes in developing and supporting potential leaders to build more liberated, sustainable and peaceful organisations and societies. For further details visit www.econsortium.info/cha/ or www.humanitarian-srilanka.org or email info@cha.lk.

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