Following the Summit each participant is matched with a mentor who supports them to write a personal ‘Action Plan’ outlining how they will put their learning into action in their local community.
Participants report to on their progress against targets set in their Action Plan for 12 months following the Summit.
Participants’ Action Plans have included projects as wide ranging as running employability skills workshops in Algeria, establishing a mobile library service in rural Indonesia and a women’s financial empowerment project in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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HRH The Prince of Wales meets young leaders from around the world supported by Prince’s Trust International
54 young leaders from 17 countries met with HRH The Prince of Wales, founder and President of Prince’s Trust International, on Monday 20th March 2017 at Windsor Castle.
The young people aged 25-35 are currently attending a two week summit in Windsor as part of the International Leadership Programme, a year-long programme for young people with the potential and ambition to make a positive change in their local communities.
The International Leadership Programme is run by Prince’s Trust International, an international youth charity established in 2015 to build on the success of HRH The Prince of Wales’s UK charity The Prince’s Trust and share its experience and expertise with governments and NGOs around the world.
At the event, Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Chairman of Prince’s Trust International said: “Through this programme, we are aiming to give young people the skills, confidence and hope to succeed in the future. We want to develop their potential as leaders, and make a difference to the countries they come from. I am firmly of the view that we need to build the connections in our global village.”
The young delegates, hailing from countries including Jordan, Malaysia and Kenya, are taking part in a range of workshops designed to help them develop key leadership skills, ideas and contacts. Once they return to their country, they will implement a minimum 12-month project to help tackle poverty, promote sustainability or improve social integration in their local communities.
Sharlin Hossain, 32 from Bangladesh, a 2015 International Leadership Programme graduate and 2017 group leader said:
“The International Leadership Programme transformed this simple woman from a developing country into an aspiring leader. I came back this year as a group leader to share my story and inspire others to come forward and embrace this once in life time opportunity.”
“I cannot thank the International Leadership Programme enough for giving me the opportunity and confidence to take action in my local community.”
The International Leadership Programme was first established in 2009 as part of Mosaic, a charity also founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, and which is now a part of The Prince’s Trust and Prince’s Trust International.
This year’s summit started on 12th March and will end on 24th March. The international youth charity is implementing the International Leadership Programme with the help of its partners: The Department for International Development, The Amersi Foundation, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), The Prudence Foundation, Crescent Petroleum, Kamal Exchange, Etihad Airlines and Pearn Kandola.