Youth News

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The NCB Foundation Scholarship Programme is officially open to students islandwide seeking to fulfill their academic dreams. Financial assistance is provided to cover tuition fees, school books, uniforms, accommodations and other school related expenses.

The NCB Foundation awards scholarships in the following categories:

  • Parish Champion Awards - Scholarships to Tertiary Students
  • We Believe in You Fund...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities.To date, some 92,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954.

This year, Undergraduate Student Scholarship and...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Young Jamaicans are being encouraged to do something for their communities through schools and youth groups on National Children’s Action Day, as part of activities to celebrate Child Month 2013, to be observed in May.

The Day, being organised by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), will be observed on Friday, May 10, and the main project is the St. Anne’s Infant School, 48 North Street, downtown, Kingston. Efforts...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Are you a writer? Are you interested in the world around you? Do you want your voice to be heard by others? If so, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is definitely for you. We encourage you to be creative in your response to our topics. You can submit a poem, letter, article, story, essay or even a short play. The choice is yours. Just get writing!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Minister Lisa Hanna is participating in a Rap Session with youth leaders at the Portland Youth Information Centre. Click "play" below to join us live at the session.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is encouraging young persons to play a greater role in protecting the environment.

He emphasized that it is imperative that citizens, particularly the youth, take the necessary steps to safeguard the environment, specifically as it relates to the impact of climate change.


Friday, April 19, 2013

The Artraker Fund awards art that makes a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. The Fund was created in 2012 by International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd. The prize of GBP2500 is awarded to the winning submission in London on International Peace Day (21 September) each year. 

An international panel of judges from...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The IDB has issued a Call for innovative proposals to support communities and vulnerable groups. This Call for Proposals seeks to obtain technically and financially sound community-based development proposals from civil society organizations legally established in one of the IDB’s 26 borrowing member countries that:

  • Support well-targeted poverty reduction and social development activities that respond directly to the...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation are teaming up for the second annual ALAS-IDB Awards to recognize innovations and excellence in programs and research that benefit children under 6 years of age in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Launched last year, the competition is the first of its kind and honors professionals and organizations...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Are you pioneering a community-level project so awesome that you think it should happen everywhere?

The Global Neighborhood Challenge: A Pop-Up Fellowship with GOOD’s Global Citizenship Project is looking for five community innovators from around the globe with creative and scalable projects that strengthen the social fabric of their communities.

The five global fellows will come to GOOD HQ in Los Angeles for a pop-up...