These 300 Action Partners were chosen from over 1600 applications for their commitment, resilience and visions of change.
The OIYP program runs over three years and creates opportunities for dialogue, learning and challenging for its partners around the world.
Over time, personal change in Action Partners will translate into social, economic and political change within individual communities, in regions and across the globe.
Many Action Partners are working in partnership with their own communities. Many are agitating for change institutionally. OIYP has a focus on young people from marginalised communities but includes diverse young people working in different ways to achieve change.
All are likely to be challenging existing structures that create inequatlity in their communities, countries and regions. The majority of young people in the network are working in their own communities in the Global South.
Kaleidoscope, meaning a complex pattern of continuously changing sequence of bright and interesting visions, gives new members of the OIYP network an opportunity to come together for the first time. This 8- day event is the launch of the 3 year OIYP cycle.
During Kaleidoscope Action Partners will live, learn and work together to deepen relationships, share values and enhance mutual understanding across economic, cultural, thematic and geographic boundaries. Formal and informal workshops and discussions bring about ideas for creating positive futures in communities. Read More