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The Youth Leadership Program (YLP)

Abdi Youth News, Youth Zone

The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is an educational and leadership initiative propelled by the UN Refugee Agency – Canada (UNHCR). The project is to be implemented in collaboration with CultureLink’s Community Services Department. This project was successfully launched on June 20, 2019.

The purpose of this initiative is to create an educational opportunity to engage young people ages 18 to 24 in advocacy and leadership work, raising awareness about refugees’ issues in the broader community, in particular, in communities that are not directly exposed to life experiences suffered by people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution.

Young people will become leaders on refugees’ matters, increasing community awareness and supports towards the local integration of refugees, their capacity to heal, recover and build a better future in their host countries.