The United Church of Canada is looking for individuals working with youth interested in applying for a Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Youth Leaders Food Security Learning Tour in Nepal. The United Church is a member of the CFGB.
Youth Leaders Food Security Learning Tours are an opportunity to see first-hand how the CFGB supports projects promoting food security for families and communities, and learn more about Canada’s global role supporting agricultural and food security. This learning tour will interest those who are passionate about engaging youth they work with on understanding and taking action to end global hunger.
- Learning about the causes of, and responses to, global hunger and food security, including the impact of climate change;
- Learning about food security issues in Nepal; and
- Explore ways of teaching Canadian youth about international food security and hunger issues.
(Tentatively scheduled) Two weeks between mid-January and mid-February 2018
Applications are made directly to the CFGB. Applicants are urged to apply ASAP.
$500. CFGB covers part of the cost of the experience. Subsidies of the $500 contribution are also available from the United Church.
- Have a valid passport that does not expire before end of June 2018
- Have a demonstrated commitment to, and engagement in, The United Church of Canada (locally, regionally, and/or nationally)
- Willingness to continue to be part of youth and young adult networks of education and faithful advocacy to offer leadership to others within the United Church on issues of hunger, food security, and food sovereignty
- Willingness to speak to United Church groups about the experience and its impact on their faith journey
- Willingness to participate in advocacy initiatives and community awareness building on food security issues
- Written piece (about 400 words) summarizing the experience, with five high-res pictures
- Speaking engagements to United Church communities of faith about the experience
- Ongoing engagement in advocacy