Michael Johnson Young Leaders Program
Michael Johnson Young Leaders is a fellowship program that provides the underprivileged young people from around the world with the confidence, skills and resources to achieve a better future for themselves by focusing on sporting performance, leadership and community engagement.
It is a program that is built on three pillars, namely sport, leadership and community. Working with credible partners in these areas, Michael Johnson Young Leaders program provides talented young people based in disadvantaged areas around the world each year with the tools and confidence that will positively impact their future. In Zanzibar, MJYL Program is in partnership with CYD towards working together on issues within their mandate, whereby, CYD provides a space for MJYL program activities. CYD coordinates learning programs for the students from Brookline High School during their visit to Zanzibar under the MJYL program.
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What We Do
We strive to tackle both change in policy and effective implementation of programs that directly affect youth affairs.
We support youth centered projects and policies that empowers youth’s socioeconomic skills.
On the policy level we engage with policy makers and bring-in a youth voice to the policy discussion forums. We do these efforts through our three approaches
- We work directly with our target groups.
- We collaborate with competent partners.
- We support other partners to directly implement our projects.
We envision a world where all people, especially youth, hold the power to create access to social and economic opportunities for themselves and others.
To promote Youth welfare at local and international level. We do this by providing; informative dialogues, cultural and educational exchange visits, entrepreneurial and volunteering opportunities as well as access to education, employment, healthcare, sports and other social opportunities
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We envision a world transformed by an awareness of the true potential of every human being, where all of life is sacred and where all our social systems work in harmony with the earth.
We focus on finding solutions and achieving results by actively engage others in discussions and decision-making forums
We are all accountable to take personal accountability from our actions and results.
We treat others the way we wish to be treated and support everyone's worth and dignity regardless of background, abilities or beliefs.
We aspire to create bigger youth employability skills, good citizenship and great entrepreneurial mindsets.