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Announcement and Application


IF is now accepting applications from youth for the 2012 Youth Civics Camp:

View Announcement in Arabic (PDF)

Updated Application form (word / Arabic)

Recommendation Form (word / Arabic)

IF is launching its third year of "Youth Civics Camp" in partnership with the American University of Iraq in Suleimaniyya (AUI/S)!

IF is preparing for Youth Civics Camp 2012. IF is looking for 100 Iraqi students from across Iraq's 18 provinces to participate in the camps scheduled to run during the months of June and July 2012.

During the Youth Civics Camp, students will train on the ‘eDemocracy’ curriculum newly developed by the Iraq Foundation and Freedom House for use at the high school and undergraduate levels. Special modules in the curriculum will deal with the Iraqi constitution, the Iraqi state, film editing, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens under the constitution.

Youth will learn valuable leadership skills and become familiar with primary characteristics of liberal democracies and how their civic duties play a central part in maintaining the country’s peace and freedom. The training will also address youth’s role in developing an ethos of reconciliation, community based conflict resolution and cross-sectarian cooperation. The students also will gain knowledge about civic action via the internet, including how to better use blogs, Twitter and Facebook, and how to get out their messages and widen their networks among other civic minded youth.

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