The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Khalili Foundation have partnered to develop the Faith in the Commonwealth project. Faith in the Commonwealth focuses on cross-cultural literacy and respect for different worldviews and beliefs to situate individuals within the global challenges presented by the 21st century and give individuals the tools to understand how they can act as catalysts for change.
Faith in the Commonwealth is delivering practical, training-of-trainer workshops to give young people the skills and confidence to be leaders and agents of change in their communities. Through the Faith in the Commonwealth workshops young people will build the capabilities to lead peer-based learning sessions with young people and community leaders that explore common faith understanding, intercultural dialogue, and generate understanding and respect for different world views and beliefs.
What do the workshops include?
The workshops are led by an experienced trainer who takes a youth peer education approach. Each workshop will last for 3 days, with 25 participants in each group. The programme will cover social cohesion and peacebuilding, facilitating intercultural and interfaith dialogues, and the practical application of programme learning such as facilitation practice and designing a community-based project.
The workshops are designed to be practical and get participants involved, so that on completion participants are trained and ready to design and deliver outreach and education activities in their communities.
When and where are they?
Workshops will be held in Port of Spain from 28 February to 2 March 2018.
Who can participate?
Workshops are aimed at young people aged 15-29, including:
- Young people in local organisations.
- Young people working with their communities in organisations, or who are active in their communities but not formally affiliated with an organisation.
- Youth workers
Applications are due Wednesday 31 January 2018. The application form is attached. All applicants will be given a pre-training assessment and pre-reading. All applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they will use the skills and knowledge they’ll develop through the training within their own communities. Successful applicants will be advised on 7 February 2018.
Applications are invited from citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica.
Download the application form HERE
For more information, visit Faith in the Commonwealth Youth Training of Trainers website