Counter Speech Fellowship by YLAC & Instagram for School Students

The YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram engages creative teens to use the power of visual storytelling to start meaningful conversations on issues important to young citizens around the world.
Hinged on using arts for advocacy, the fellowship was first launched in 2017 and will run in seven cities in 2019 – six in India (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Guwahati) and one in Nepal (Kathmandu).

Counter Speech Fellowship by YLAC & Instagram for School Students

About the Fellowship:


Fellows are mentored and encouraged to build powerful content and the most inspiring work is promoted on Instagram. The fellowship is designed as a fully funded engagement wherein fellows meet every alternate weekend for a period of 3-4 hours in their city.
The overall duration of the fellowship is two months and the schedule is easy to accommodate alongside regular school work and examinations.

Counter Speech Fellowship by YLAC & Instagram for School Students

Themes:


  • Bullying.
  • Diversity.
  • Mental Wellbeing.
  • Body Positivity.
  • Gender Equality.
  • Sustainability.
As an incubator for the future generation of leaders and activists, the fellowship is built around three pillars – awareness, support, and advocacy.


Eligibility:


  • If you are studying in grades 8th-12th and are between 13 to 18 years of age, you are eligible to apply.
  • Students who are 18 years of age but have already completed school are not eligible.
Counter Speech Fellowship by YLAC & Instagram for School Students


Selection Process:


The selection process constitutes two rounds:
Round I: Interested candidates are required to fill in a descriptive online application form before the deadline of each city.
Round II: Shortlisted candidates are called for interviews.


Program Details:


Kathmandu- May-July.
  • Deadline for applications: 20th April 2019 (Saturday).
  • In-person interviews: 4th May 2019 (Saturday).
Hyderabad- July-September.
  • Deadline for applications: 19th May 2019 (Sunday).
  • In-person interviews: 16th June 2019 (Sunday).
Guwahati- July-September
  • Deadline for applications: 19 May 2019 (Sunday).
  • In-person interviews: 9 June 2019 (Sunday).
Kolkata- July-September
  • Deadline for applications: 19th May 2019 (Sunday).
  • In-person interviews: 8th June 2019 (Saturday).


Fees:


Nil. This is a fully funded fellowship. Just give the fellowship your creative best. You need not to worry about anything else!


Contact:


For official website 

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