LEAP Africa is proud to be part of a global recognition and promotion of the United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day which is celebrated each year to recognize the efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing the global society. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day – which takes place on August 12, 2017 – is “Youth Building Peace” and it is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
In line with the Goal 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, we are leveraging on the power of social media, to promote youthful participation in establishing peace, resolve conflicts, and ensure the sustainability of the Nigeria community.
LEAP Africa, in partnership with African Artists’ Foundation and YNaija, is calling upon young Nigerians (ages 15-30) to submit a creative and inspiring picture or a video that promotes peace by posting it on their Instagram page in the areas of:
– Spoken word or Poetry
– Art works (photography, artistic drawing, painting or graphic design)
Contestants must follow LEAP Africa on their social media pages and post their submissions using the hashtags #LEAPIYD2017 and #Youth4Peace. It is also important to tag @LEAPAfrica on your post submission.
The prizes will include a position as:
– LEAP Africa’s Youth Ambassador for a year,
– An internship or mentorship opportunity at the African Artist’s Foundation
– A profile on YNaija’s website
….and many more!
The winners will be selected and unveiled a week after the competition.
For more information: Visit http://leapafrica.org/home/iyd-for-peace-challenge/