1. What is the Youth Interreligious Parliament, and what is its main purpose?
The Youth Interreligious Parliament is a 2023 Kofi Annan Changemaker project funded by the Kofi Annan Foundation and implemented through African Students For Interfaith Tolerance in Ghana. Its primary purpose is to promote interreligious dialogue, peace, and harmony among young people in Ghana, particularly in the target communities of Walewale, Gbemsi, Guabuliga, Diani, and Wungu.
2. Who is eligible to apply for membership in the Youth Interreligious Parliament?
Qualified applicants must be between the ages of 15 – 35 years, able to speak English, willing to engage in interreligious dialogue, and come from one of the target communities.
3. How can I apply to become a member of the Youth Interreligious Parliament?
You can apply by picking up an application form at our office located behind Our Lady of Rocio Clinic, Kukuazugu, Walewale, or by contacting our community focal points in the target communities.
4. How many participants will be selected for the program?
We aim to start the youth parliament with 30 ambitious young parliamentarians the target communities.
5. Is there an age limit for applicants?
Yes, applicants should be between the ages of 15 – 35 years.
6. Do I need to have a specific religious affiliation to apply?
No, the program is open to persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions.
7. Can individuals from regions outside of the West Mamprusi Municipality apply?
No, only individuals from the target communities and district are eligible to apply.
8. Are selected youth parliamentarians paid for their participation?
No, participants will not receive monetary compensation for their participation. However, they will be equipped with valuable tools and skills needed to build peace, engage in dialogue, and prevent conflicts.
9. How will participants be trained and prepared for their roles within the Parliament?
Participants will undergo comprehensive training and preparation both online and face-to-face to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively engage in interreligious dialogue and contribute to the program’s objectives.
10. What is the duration of the program, and what are the expected activities?
Details regarding the program duration and activities will be provided to selected participants during the orientation phase.
11. What support and resources will be provided to participants during their involvement in the Parliament?
Participants will have access to guidance, material resources and mentorship necessary for their active participation in the Parliament.
12. How can I stay updated on the progress and activities of the Youth Interreligious Parliament?
You can stay informed by following us on social media and visiting our website, where we regularly share updates and news related to the project.
13. What is the role of mentors within the program, and how are they selected?
Mentors play a crucial role in guiding and supporting participants. Details regarding mentorship will be provided to selected participants during the program.
14. How can I contribute to the success of the Youth Interreligious Parliament as a member?
As a member, your active participation, dedication, and commitment to the values of interreligious dialogue and peace will contribute to the success of the program.
15. How can I get in touch with the organizing team if I have additional questions or need clarification?
You can contact us through our website, social media channels, or reach out to our community focal points in the target communities for any additional questions or clarifications.