Day: April 23, 2021

2021 PACE Youth Multimedia Fellowship Application

Apply now to join the Making a Difference with Multimedia 2021 Fellowship cohort!

If you are part of a youth-led organization working on environmental conservation or reproductive health advocacy and you want to expand your influence, become a more effective communicator, and build up your multimedia production skills, this opportunity is for you.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

Leaders from selected organizations will participate in a six-month interactive training program focused on the building blocks of effective and sustainable advocacy. Training topics include understanding and interpreting data and evidence, strategic messaging, multimedia production skills, and community mobilization/engagement best practices. Between monthly training sessions, fellows will use their new skills and knowledge to plan and launch a multimedia campaign focused on a topic of their choice.

Participants will receive coaching and feedback from fellowship staff and senior fellows from Bridge Connect Africa Initiative (BCAI), a youth-led institution based in Kano State, Nigeria. Other direct support, including professional mentorship in multimedia skills and grants for equipment and travel will also be available to fellows.

Campaigns may focus on any population, environment, and reproductive health theme, but they must address a challenge that is relevant to fellows’ countries and communities. Possible campaign themes include:

  • sustainable agriculture
  • deforestation
  • pollution or toxic waste
  • preservation of plant and animal species
  • environmental degradation
  • contraception/family planning
  • child marriage
  • female-genital mutilation/cutting
  • gender-based violence
  • HIV and AIDS
  • maternal health

Highlights from the work of alumni fellows can be found here; prospective applicants are invited to explore what previous cohorts have done to get ideas for the types of products they may choose to develop during their fellowship.

The Making a Difference with Multimedia Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is organized by PRB under the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project, which recognizes that young people are powerful agents of transformation when armed with effective communication tools and strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS

Applications will be considered only if they meet all the requirements listed below. Please read these criteria carefully before applying.

Requirements for organizational applicants:

  • Led by youth (ages 18-29)
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, as trainings and correspondence with PACE staff will be done in English (advocacy campaigns can be in other languages).
  • Must be based in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, or Zambia (USAID family planning priority countries)
  • Must read, understand, and commit to the USAID Global Health Legislative and Policy Requirements

TIMELINE

Applications must be submitted online and are due by midnight (Eastern US time) on April 30, 2021, although we encourage interested organizations to apply as soon as possible. Please designate one individual to complete and submit the application on behalf of your organization, as only one application per organization will be considered. The selection process is expected to be competitive, with a large volume of applications received for a relatively small number of fellowship spots.

All applications that meet the requirements will be reviewed and considered, and finalists will be invited to participate in a virtual interview with PACE staff. Organizations selected for the 2021 fellowship cohort will be notified by the end of May. Project kickoff and the first monthly training session will take place in June, with additional training sessions and campaign activities continuing through December 2021.

Click Here to Apply

The wounds of Jesus are His glories

“Lo, in the midst of the throne… stood a Lamb as it had been slain.” Revelation 5:6
Why should our exalted Lord appear in His wounds in glory? The wounds of Jesus are His glories, His jewels, His sacred ornaments. To the eye of the believer, Jesus is passing fair because He is “white and ruddy” white with innocence, and ruddy with His own blood. We see Him as the lily of matchless purity, and as the rose crimsoned with His own gore. Christ is lovely upon Olivet and Tabor, and by the sea, but oh! there never was such a matchless Christ as He that did hang upon the cross. There we beheld all His beauties in perfection, all His attributes developed, all
His love drawn out, all His character expressed. Beloved, the wounds of Jesus are far more fair in our eyes than all the splendour and pomp of kings. The thorny crown is more than an imperial diadem. It is true that He bears not now the sceptre of reed, but there was a glory in it that never flashed from sceptre of gold. Jesus wears the appearance of a slain Lamb as His court dress in which He wooed our souls, and redeemed them by His complete atonement. Nor are these only the ornaments of Christ: they are the trophies of His love and of His victory. He has divided the spoil with the strong. He has redeemed for Himself a great multitude whom no man can number, and these scars are the memorials of the fight. Ah! if Christ thus loves to retain the thought of His sufferings for His people, how precious should his wounds be to us!
“Behold how every wound of His
A precious balm distils,
Which heals the scars that sin had made,
And cures all mortal ills.
“Those wounds are mouths that preach His grace;
The ensigns of His love;
The seals of our expected bliss
In paradise above.”