Enroll Yourself for YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 and Attend 2 Months Training

Published on : 19 Apr 2019
YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship

Are you one of those who is very passionate about developing creative visual storytelling content. If yes, then the prestigious platform of Young Leaders for Active Citizenship offers an opportunistic podium in the form of YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 for the meritorious school student of class 8th to 12th. This is a joint venture with Instagram, through which all the artistically inclined teenagers work together to fight against the social issues around the world. The last date to submit an online entry for this 2 months fellowship is 19th May 2019.

This exceptional platform helps students to enrich their skills and broaden up the scope of a visual story narrating and mentored scholars to create content on the societal themes including body positivity, sustainability, bullying, mental wellbeing, diversity, and gender equality.

YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship: Quick Overview

Deadline 19 May 2019
Class / Course Class 8, Class 9, Class 10, Class 11, Class 12
Scholarship Type Skill Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Be a part with fully-funded 2 months training program
Age Limit 13 - 18 Years
Gender All
Religion All
State Delhi, Other
Country India
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The YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 entices young minds to become skilful leaders and participate in a democratic process. Through this fully-funded internship scheme, aspiring aspirants get a chance to build their capacity to lead change. Aspiring candidates who wish to enrol under YLAC Counter scheme are recommended to go through this article and grab all the informative details like eligibility pattern, dates, fees, scholarship benefits, and additional details.

More About The Fellowship - To celebrate the diverse culture of art, the YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 inspire fellows of the country to build an influential content and the best will be promoted on Instagram. Under this scholarship, all the shortlisted fellows will meet on every alternate weekend for the duration of 3-4 hours in their city. The program is open for a period of two months and it is completely manageable for the students to continue this with their school schedule. This optimistic opportunity is open for the scholastic students belonging to six Indian cities (Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, and Kolkata) and one in Nepal (Kathmandu).

Online registrations to the Phase I in the cities like Kathmandu, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Guwahati are currently open.

YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019- Benefits and Rewards

All the shortlisted qualifiers of the scheme will get an opportunity to attend a 2-month fully-funded training program in the assigned cities of India. Under this scheme, participants will be mentored to build authoritative content in the above mentioning themes out of which the most deserving work will be promoted on social media sites like Instagram.

Counter Speech Program 2019- Event Schedule

Currently, the application window is open for the praiseworthy students of Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Kathmandu.

For Kathmandu- The sessions for Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 in Kathmandu will be held at a central location in the city. All the sessions will be scheduled from 10 AM- 1:30 PM, except the first and the last day. Students need to complete their assigned work in the form of teams through remote collaboration during the intervening weeks.

Date & Time

Fellowship Activities

25th May (Saturday)

10 AM- 5 PM

  • Fellowship curtain raiser: Training and Orientation
  • Exploring the concept of Counter Speech; discussing fellowship themes

1st June (Saturday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Learning the art of visual storytelling through photography
  • Digital marketing to power your campaigns

15th June (Saturday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Workshop on the art of vlogging

29th June (Saturday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Exploring the city and speaking to its residents- Insta-walk

13th July (Saturday)

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Writing for change
  • Leadership in today’s world

27th July (Saturday)

10 AM- 3:30 PM

  • Reflections and fellowship culmination

For Hyderabad- The sessions for Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 in Hyderabad will be conducted at a central location in the city.

Date & Time

Fellowship Activities

14th July (Sunday)

10 AM- 5 PM

  • Fellowship curtain raiser: Training and Orientation
  • Exploring the concept of Counter Speech; discussing fellowship themes

21st July (Sunday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Learning the art of visual storytelling through photography
  • Digital marketing to power your campaigns

4th August (Sunday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Workshop on the art of vlogging

18th August (Sunday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Exploring the city and speaking to its residents- Insta-walk

1st September (Sunday)

10 AM- 01:30 PM

  • Writing for change
  • Leadership in today’s world

15th September (Sunday)

10 AM- 3:30 PM

  • Reflections and fellowship culmination

For Guwahati- Except the first and the last day, all other sessions will be scheduled from 10 AM – 1:30 PM.

Date & Time

Fellowship Activities

7th July (Sunday)

10 AM- 5 PM

  • Fellowship curtain raiser: Training and Orientation
  • Exploring the concept of Counter Speech; discussing fellowship themes

14th July (Sunday)

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Learning the art of visual storytelling through photography
  • Digital marketing to power your campaigns

28th July

Sunday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Workshop on the art of vlogging

11th August

Sunday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Exploring the city and speaking to its residents- Insta-walk

25th August

Sunday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Writing for change
  • Leadership in today’s world

8th September

Sunday

10 AM- 3:30 PM

  • Reflections and fellowship culmination

For Kolkata- Students need to work in a team through remote collaboration during the intervening weeks.

Date & Time

Fellowship Activities

6th July (Saturday)

10 AM- 5 PM

  • Fellowship curtain raiser: Training and Orientation
  • Exploring the concept of Counter Speech; discussing fellowship themes

13th July (Saturday)

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Learning the art of visual storytelling through photography
  • Digital marketing to power your campaigns

27th July

Saturday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Workshop on the art of vlogging

10th August

Saturday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Exploring the city and speaking to its residents- Insta-walk

24th August

Saturday

10 AM- 1:30 PM

  • Writing for change
  • Leadership in today’s world

7th September

Saturday

10 AM- 3:30 PM

  • Reflections and fellowship culmination

Eligibility Norms of YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019

The basic eligibility norm for this scholarship scheme is as follows:

  • Apprentices of class 8th to 12th are eligible to apply.
  • Students must be lying in between the age group of 13 to 18 years of age.
  • This scheme is only available for school going students, aspirants who are 18 years old but have already completed their school are not eligible.

Process of Application

The application form of YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 consists of three necessary sections- The basics, Getting to know you, and Your creative self. In order to eligibility apply for the program; the participant must follow these below mentioned steps to submit an application online.

  • Go to the Counter Speech Fellowship 2019 website.
  • Click on the ‘Application’ tab, presented at the top of the page.
  • Choose Counter Speech Fellowship and start filling your application form.
  • Enter all the basics details- fellowship city, name, school, date of birth, etc.
  • After this, start writing your personal experience in the above mentioning themes maximum in 200 words.
  • Now, attach all the necessary documents in the application form.
  • At last, click on the ‘Submit Application’ button and send your entry.

Counter Speech Fellowship 2019- Selection Process

The final results will be evaluated on the basis of participants responses in the application form and their performance in the Personal Interview round.

Round 1: In this round students have to fill the descriptive online application form before meeting the deadline. i.e. 20th April 2019 for Kathmandu, 19th May 2019 for Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Kolkata.

Round 2: Apprentices who passed round 1 are called for the interview round. The interview round will be conducted on 4th May at a central location in Kathmandu. The round 2 will be held on different dates for other selective cities as follows:

  • Hyderabad- 16th June 2019 (Sunday)
  • Guwahati- 9th June 2019 (Sunday)
  • Kolkata- 8th June 2019 (Saturday)



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