Walking Together is an Indigenous youth program run by VIDEA under the Global Affairs Canada International Aboriginal Internship Program IAYI. Walking Together is a fun and fully funded education program that will give you the opportunity to travel to Africa! Walking Together helps young Indigenous youth (aged 18-35) to build their knowledge of sustainable development, environmental stewardship, gender equality, good governance, and of different cultures. A 4-week briefing immerses interns in the west coast environment of the T’Sou-ke Nation, before traveling to complete the briefing in a rural community in Zambia. After this, participants spend 4 months in either Zambia or Uganda, with supportive VIDEA project coordinators, taking part in a mix of team-oriented learning and sharing opportunities, and volunteering at local gender and human rights organizations where you will be immersed in a different cultural context and will focus on building a better understanding of community and international development. A reintegration period begins in Zambia and completes back at the T’Sou-ke Nation and will help participants to analyze what they have learned and how it can be applied in their own communities. After the reintegration we will continue to work with participants to take part in awesome public engagement activities, including pow-wows, Indigenous youth conferences, and so much more! We also continue to support participants learning outcomes and help participants to build the careers that they want for years to come!
Apply today! If you have any questions about the program or if you would like to speak to past interns about their experiences overseas, please get in touch with Hillary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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