Youth 2013 Civics Camp Application


DEADLINE: May 15, 2013

IF is launching its fourth year of “Youth Civics Camp” in partnership with the American University of Iraq in Suleimaniyya (AUI/S)! IF is preparing for Youth Civics Camp 2013. IF is looking for 50 Iraqi students from across Iraq’s 18 provinces to participate in the camps scheduled to run from June 30 until July 4 2013.

During the Youth Civics Camp, students will train on civic education, including 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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