The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) invites educators and organizations to nominate two outstanding students (different genders) from your school or organization to participate in the ACT 4 Global Change Tour. The Tour is an opportunity for four Atlantic Canadian youth to visit and connect with local non-governmental organizations working in Uganda. The tour will take place from July 6-18th, 2017 (note: Dates may vary depending on flight availability) with outreach activities taking place in the Fall of 2017.

Students who are presently in grades 9-11 and who are available to participate in the Tour this summer are eligible for nomination. Students will be accompanied to Uganda by experienced staff from the Mennonite Central Committee and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC).  In Uganda, students will meet with staff and volunteers from local organizations, as well as community members who have been impacted by international cooperation efforts. Pre-departure training and debriefing will ensure that students are supported in understanding their experiences, emotionally and intellectually. The youth will learn more about the work being done in partnership with Atlantic Canadian non-governmental organizations and their international colleagues, and how the students can continue to be involved in international cooperation, locally and globally.  

Upon return to Canada, the selected youth will participate in outreach activities, sharing their experiences and with their home communities throughout the fall/winter of 2017. Assistance and coordination for these presentations will be provided by ACIC.  

This is a great chance to acknowledge your students’ hard work and dedication to social justice, or to provide extra encouragement for a youth that carries great potential in the area of global citizenship.  

Airfare, transportation, accommodation, and food expenses will be paid for by ACIC. (Note: Passport, and immunization expenses are the responsibility of the participants. However, if this is cost prohibitive, please contact ACIC). Travel and health insurance must be purchased by participants, however a $50 credit will be offered by ACIC to help cover this cost. 

Participants in the ACT 4 Global Change Tour will be sent a complete itinerary at the end of May. The itinerary will be created keeping in mind the skills and experiences of the participants. This will ensure that the projects we participate in will be relevant and while challenging not overwhelming.  

The pre-departure training and debriefings will ensure that students are supported in understanding these new experiences. Each day will conclude with a debriefing where participants can discuss what they have learned, felt and experienced throughout the day.  

Upon returning to Canada, the selected youth will participate in outreach activities across the Atlantic region, sharing their experience throughout the fall and winter 2017/2018. Activities will be scheduled in collaboration with participants to avoid conflicts with academic commitments.  

Students will be accompanied by experienced staff from the Mennonite Central Committee and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) at all times during the ACT 4 Global Change Tour.  

The deadline for applications is March 24th, 2017. Please submit the completed nomination form to:

Email:  act4globalchange@gmail.com

Mail:
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Attn: ACT 4 Global Change Tour
2099 Gottingen Street- Suite 210

Halifax, NS B3K 3B2

Submission Guidelines

1. Youth fill out their portion first.

2. Nominators complete their portion of the application and save as a PDF.

3. Youth submit the application using the following guidelines from their own email address.

4. Save your document in the following manner:

(2017 Tour Application)(Nominee First Name)(Nominee Last Name).pdf
For example: 2017 Tour Application John Doe.pdf

5. Please submit your fully completed application to:

act4globalchange@gmail.com by Friday, March 24th, 2017

Include: ‘2017 Tour Application’ in your subject line.

 

If you have any questions please contact the staff at ACIC:  Louise Hanavan, 902-431-2311