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Youth Awards to recognise passion and excellence

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from the Commonwealth Secretariat

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Youth Work. The annual awards recognise the invaluable contribution of young people to development, in community, national and global contexts.

The CJA is encouraging branches and members to spread news of the awards as a means of offering opportunity to young people, including young journalists.

Part of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, the awards provide a platform to showcase and expand the work of outstanding young people across the 53-nation Commonwealth community.

Past winners have brought their talents and commitment to powerful ventures such as environmental waste management, solar energy in remote villages, online education communities, and youth leadership.

Nominations for 2015 should demonstrate how a young person’s work, whether professional or voluntary, has helped to promote a development goal, such as empowerment of marginalised groups, education for all, peace, democracy, human rights, health, sport and culture, or protection of the environment.  The entry period closes on 30 October 2014.

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