Marrakech - Legacy International in the U.S. and Bridges Center in Morocco Launches Professional Fellows Program for Young Professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Marrakech – Legacy International in the U.S. and Bridges Center in Morocco Launches Professional Fellows Program for Young Professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Both entities has announced the launch of a new Professional Fellows Program (PFP) as part of an NGO Development Program.
According to Legacy International and Bridges Center, (both considers community service their major goal and work), the Professional Fellows Program will last for five weeks for each fellowship and will take place in 2014-2016. It will be aimed at professionally and effectively developing an initiative to respond to the needs of civil society in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt.
This two-way, citizen exchange program between the U.S. and the fellow’s country will involve people with particular skills and competencies in leadership, who can contribute to making a positive influence on society through community service provided through NGOs.
LGBC will select 34 fellows, 7 to 8 fellows from each of the four countries, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt. Fellows selected for the program will be exposed to various areas according to their interests, including: “social development, public health, women and children’s issues, rule of law, arts and culture, education reform, transparency, free speech and media, youth engagement, human rights, and citizen participation.”
The application deadline is December 1, 2014, and fellowship dates will be subject to adjustment.
The Spring Delegation will include Egypt and Algeria and run April 20-June 5, 2015. The Fall Delegation will cover Tunisia and Morocco and will run October 19-November 13, 2015.
Eligible candidates must be residents and citizens of Egypt, Algeria, Morocco or Tunisia, and be between 25 and 40 years of age, fluent in English (spoken and written), and have two years minimum experience with local NGO’s, advocacy and reform organizations and networks, civil society organizations, unions, or other related fields.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously traveled to the U.S. on a government-sponsored exchange program.