The Teen General Assembly is a cultural exchange program of Teennation Inc. a network of inspiring teenage innovators, activists and entrepreneurs under the age of 21 who play a central role in creating lasting change in their communities in Africa.
As young people, we work to build inclusive communities, break stereotypes and advance gender equality. From developing grassroots solutions, including awareness campaigns, education initiatives and skill-building efforts to reduce barriers to young adults in the workplace, increase civic engagement among under served communities and advocate for the rights of teenagers.
At the ‘Assembly’ 2020 – These Major Events will take place:
The #iHackAfrica – a 48-hour rapid prototyping hackathon by teen delegates, where thinkers and teen programmers collaborate to build Nigeria’s First Education Curriculum Repository – to assist curriculum planners, educators and learners become a part of contributing to Africa Education Redesign alongside the ‘Gaming App’ – that matches students with internships, mentoring, security and mental health support based on data collation.
The African Leadership Debate: The People VS The POLITICE – The Place of Human Rights in Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings
The Career Fair: prepare school leavers for the future of work.
Panelists, Speakers. StreetDADA. And lots of intelligent idea sharing.
Teens are joined by African leaders, acting as the Role Models and Mentors.
TGA delegates contest, innovate, formulate and share sustainable solutions for the pressing issues facing Africa.
Do you believe that YOU are one of those teenagers, making a difference in your community and helping shape a more sustainable future for the generations to come. We will be happy to welcome you to the Teen General Assembly 2020 in Owerri, Nigeria please begin your application.
Do you believe that YOU are one of those teenagers, making a difference in your community and helping shape a more sustainable future for the generations to come.
Has launched their idea
He or She has deeply empathized with a problem and from that understanding developed their own original idea for addressing it.
(You can apply if you have not launched but have an idea that can change your community).
Has a team or Is Part of a Team
He or She has built a team around this idea. He or She leads by helping others lead, helping them realise they can create positive change. He/She is a volunteer or member of a team that is helping change the community.
Willing to co-lead a Teennation Community Hub
He or She has a track leadership in school, at home or in community – He or She believes that everyone needs to take initiative and solve problems, everyone needs to find their power as changemakers. He or She is eager to help their peers and everyone in their school/community/country to find their power.
Become a member of a community of extraordinary young people, influencing positive change through dialogue and action. Shapers all over the world are united by a common desire to channel the members’ energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
Be a part of a special community of extraordinary young people in their teens. An international community that allows young leaders to meet, build friendships and work together on the topics that matter most to them.
Belong to a platform that enables its members to pursue their own projects — and collaborate on others’ — in a way that amplifies their impact.
Be a part of individuals who encompass a wide range of backgrounds, careers and interests. Our young members include teen writers, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, undergraduates, fellows, activists, policy makers and many others.
What unites us is ambition, leadership and a desire to use our skills and opportunities to make a difference to our communities in Africa and the wider world.
NB: Under 18 – Submit your Guardian/Parents Letter of consent to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Use English
We only accept applications written in English. Please bear this in mind when writing your application. If English is not your first language, consider reaching out to someone who can read through your application.
2. Be relevant
Carefully read through the selection criteria to make sure that you are eligible for the opportunity. It is much better to submit one great application, than waste time applying for 20 that you are not suitable for!
3. Tell us what makes you unique!
We would like to know what distinguishes you. Don’t just introduce yourself as a highly determined, dedicated leader – explain what makes you those things and give evidence for this. What makes your application different from the rest?
4. Tell us what you’ve done
We love hearing about your goals and plans for the future. But even more important is the impact that you have already made. What is the mission of your project, business/organisation?
How many people have you impacted? Please tell us all about it!
5. Tell us why you want to be a Teennation Ambassador
The Assembly is an incredible experience but what do you want to gain from it? Why do you want to join the world’s most impactful community of young leaders? We are looking for leaders who will be active contributors to our Ambassador community after the Assembly is over.
6. Include links to any articles, videos or online documentation
Illustrate your work to us by adding in useful resources which help us clarify and validate your work. We want to see your work in action.
7. Read, Reread and Reread.
Please check through your application before you submit it. Is it easy to read? Does it clearly communicate everything that you wanted to tell us? Before you submit your application, consider asking a friend, family member or colleague to check for any mistakes and to give you some feedback.
8. Save it before submitting
You may lose internet connection while completing your application – it happens to us all!. We recommend copying the application on a document beforehand so that if anything happens – you don’t lose all of your hard work!
9. Don’t submit an incomplete application
In a rush to fill out a form, you may miss important fields or worse still enter incorrect information e.g your email address. Take your time and read the application questions thoroughly to ensure that your application is complete.
10. Don’t be discouraged
If you’re having second thoughts about applying because you afraid of the competition or were previously unsuccessful – don’t be discouraged. If you don’t apply, you will never know if you would have gotten a place. If you do and are unsuccessful, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year ranging from amazing events organised by the Ambassador Community to the opportunities page, and more. Do try!
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR APPLICATION!
Applicants who are based outside of Nigeria are responsible for obtaining their own visa to travel to Nigeria. Please note that the organizer’s responsibility is limited only to supplying the invitation letter to the event. Teennation is not affiliated with Nigerian embassies and has no ability to influence the embassies’ decisions on applicant visas.
If you need to apply for a Nigeria visa to attend the event, you will receive an invitation letter. Please note that this letter does not serve as your official admission letter, nor guarantee acceptance of your Nigeria visa application.
Once your visa application is granted by an embassy, you must notify us on or before July 06, 2020. If you are not able to obtain your visa by first attempt, we suggest that you reassess your application requirements to see if there are any insufficient documents and decide whether you wish to apply again. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any refunds in the case that visa is not granted, as processing your application, registration, and document issuance entail administrative costs.
These Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings for Delegates to attend the Teen General Assembly 2020 Assembly Owerri, Nigeria which is taking place in Owerri between 14 – 17 August 2020 (the “Assembly”), and form an integral part of the legally binding contract to purchase or donate the specified number of Delegate places for the Assembly attached hereto.
1. To be eligible to attend the Assembly, Delegates must be 13 or over at the time of the Summit and will be asked to present proof of age.
2. You must send to Teen General Assembly (“TGA”) details of each of the Delegates who will be attending by means of a completed delegate booking form to Teen General Assembly, email@example.com or via submission of the online booking form accessible at https://teenassembly.net/registration/. The delegate booking forms will need to be completed no later than the 30 June 2020.
3. Please check the accuracy of the information you provide on your booking form carefully, including any dietary or special access requirements, as TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY cannot be held responsible for errors.
4. The venue for the Assembly and the accommodation venue are both subject to change without notice and are only confirmed when instructions (final Assembly details and a venue location map) are sent out, usually around 6 weeks prior to the Assembly. In the event of a change of venue from that originally advertised or confirmed in the instructions, TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY will make reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative venue within reasonable distance of the original advertised venues. TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY will not provide logistics costs.
5. In the unlikely event of the Assembly being cancelled in its entirety by TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, for any reason other than a force majeure (any circumstances not within the reasonable control of TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, including, without limitation:
(a) Any strike, lockout or other industrial action or any shortage of or difficulty in obtaining labour or venues or accommodations;
(b) Any destruction, temporary or permanent breakdown, malfunction or damage of or to any premises plant equipment (including computer systems) or material;
(c) Any breach of contract, default or insolvency by or of any third party (including an agent or sub-contractor) or an employee or officer of that party or company;
(d) Any action taken by a governmental or public authority of any kind including not granting a consent exemption approval or clearance;
(e) Any civil commotion or disorder, riot, invasion, war, acts of terrorism, threat of or preparation for war; or
(f) Any fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic, public health crisis, or other natural physical disaster.
6. Delegates are responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate travel insurance in place and have received any required or recommended vaccinations in order to attend the Assembly.
7. TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY cannot guarantee the safety and security of Delegates that step out of the conference center with/without due permission during attendance at the Assembly. Delegates that step outside the vicinity of the conference are responsible for ensuring their own safety and security during the Assembly and in respect of any travel in connection with the Assembly and whilst spending time in the host city. TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY disclaims any liability for loss or damage to Delegates or their property, including bodily injury or death, unless solely attributable to the gross negligence of wilful misconduct of TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY or one of its employees acting in their employment function.
8. The views expressed by the speakers are their own and TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY disclaims all liability for advice given or views expressed. Documentation distributed is intended for information only and should not be relied upon.
9. We will not be liable under these Terms for any loss of actual or anticipated income or profits, loss of contracts or for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, whether or not such loss or damage is foreseeable, foreseen or known.
10. TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY reserve the right to charge you for the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the deliberate, negligent or reckless act of the Delegate(s) to which your booking relates.
11. Please note that for promotional purposes, the Assembly or any part of it may be recorded by audio, visual or electronic means (“Footage”). You agree and you agree to procure Delegates’ agreement to permit TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY to use and distribute such Footage, which may feature Delegates’ voices and images, in all or any media.
12. To the extent a visa may be necessary, assistance will be given where possible in guiding the Delegates through the visa application process, (where necessary). However, obtaining a visa and provision of their own personal documentation required by relevant immigration bodies is the sole responsibility of the Delegates and the funding party.
13. In the event of a visa application being denied because of late application, the Delegate fee is forfeited in full and there is no refund.
14. Any failure or neglect by the TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY to enforce at any time any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as nor deemed to be a waiver of any of the TEEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY’s rights under these Terms.
15. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
16. These Terms are governed by Nigerian law and in the event of any claim or dispute the courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
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Never has there been such weighty responsibility on the shoulders of young people. Never has there been the influence in the hands of young people like the influence they carry now. But for Africa to reap the dividends she has longed for, it is up to our generation to make sure that influence is channelled correctly and directed towards relevant issues that affect not only ourselves but generations after us. This can only be achieved if we come together as young people and begin to address the challenges before us as a continent.
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