YGAP 2018: Announcing the winners of the IFWEA essay Competition “How our education project helped build democratic participation”.

YGAP 2018: Announcing the winners of the IFWEA essay Competition “How our education project helped build democratic participation”.

The IFWEA Secretariat received 11 excellent essays from youth working in our affiliates or in organisations in the labour movement. We are pleased to announce the two winners, who were chosen by the IFWEA President, General Secretary and Programme Manager.

They are Varinia Rendón Martínez from CENAC Bolivia and Jeff Tangwena from ZiCEA Zimbabwe. A big congratulations to the two winners, who spoke to the topic of how an education project they were part of helped to build democratic participation, sharing their experiences and reflections. Both Varina and Jeff will receive a scholarship which covers the full cost of participation in the IFWEA Youth Globalisation Awareness Programme (YGAP), starting on the 14 October and ending on 27 October 2018 in Cape Town. We will feature details and extracts from their essays in the upcoming e-bulletin. C

hoosing the winning essays was not an easy task, as the quality of entrants was high. The selection committee therefore decided to award two additional YGAP scholarships to the runners-up in the competition, Amar Kharate from StreetNet Asia, and SreyLeak Leoung from IDEA, Cambodia.

We congratulate all the participants for their courage in submitting their essays in this competition. We thank them for their efforts and for the excellent work they are doing in the labour movement. Keep up the good work, we are building our global knowledge community together! Click below to read the essays: