Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS Program

Rotary promotes Peace and Reconciliation

Objectives

  • The objective of Rotary Young Friends Scholarship Program is to enhance and strengthen the understanding of cross cultural issues, peaceful conflict resolution and reconciliation among young people from the Western Balkans
  • The objective of Rotary Young Friends project is to raise funds for Rotary Young Friends Scholarship Program and to enhance and strengthen inter-Rotarian cooperation between Rotary and Rotaract clubs in the Oslo area and in the conflict area in Western Balkan and within Rotary in general

Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS VI Project

30.10.13

Advisory Board Meeting
The first Young Friends VI Advisory Board meeting was held at Schafteløkken, all participating Rotary- and Rotaract clubs and other partners were invited to the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to summarise and evaluate the Young Friends V Project and to make plans for Young Friends VI.

29.10.13

Announcing the availability of YF VI Scholarships 2014
Announcement of the Young Friends VI Program has been sent to 150 Rotary clubs in Western Balkans.

22.09.13

Applications for contributions to YF VI
Letters asking for contributions to Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS VI were sent to NORFO and to Rotary District 2310. Similar letters asking for contributions and partnerships has also been sent to all Rotary clubs in District 2310,

04.09.13

OVRK Annual meeting
Minutes by Margrethe (Lied)
The Annual meeting agreed to organize and fund the Rotary Young Friend VI project during 2013-14 and allocated NOK 74 000 to the project

Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS V Project

2012-13

The Rotary Young Friends V Project was carried out during 2012-13. This summer 16 students were granted Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS Scholarships. They attended one week at Nansen Peace Center at Lillehammer to learn peaceful conflict resolution and reconciliation through dialogue followed by six weeks of credit-giving studies at The International Summer School at The University in Oslo

Rotary YOUNG FRIENDS IV Project

23.06.12

 

ISS program, UiO Oslo
Course by ISS

Purpose:
Result   : 

18.06.12

 

Pre program, Lillehammer
Course by Nansen center for Peace and Dialogue

Purpose:
Result   : 

15.04.12

 

Notification of successfull YF Sholarship candidates
email / letter by ISS

Purpose:
Result   : 

31.03.12

 

Second phase YF Scholarship evalutions
Process by ISS, NA, OVRK

Purpose:
Result   : 

15.03.12

 

First phase YF Scholarship evaluations
Process by ISS

Purpose:
Result   : 

11.02.12

 

YF IV Scholarship application
Deadline by ISS

Purpose: Enable evaluation process
Result   : 

02.02.12

 

YF Alumni group on facebook
Facebook group / email by Tor Petter (Gulbrandsen) & Kristian (Kristiansen)

Purpose: Involve previous YF students in recruiting and marketing
Result   : All YF's addressed joined

18.01.12

 

YF concept presented @ International Assembly, San Diego USA
Stand / presentation / flyers by Petter (Rasch) & Anne (Torsvik)

Purpose: YF consept marketing to RI and DGE's from Norway and West Balcan
Result   : Success & good hitrate with DGE's

15.01.12

 

Project organization meeting
Minutes by Eivald (Røren)

Purpose: Update project organization to include other RC's, ISS, NA
Result   : Approved

06.01.12

 

YF IV Scholarships invitations
Email by ISS, Per Erik (Strømsø) & Kristian (Kristiansen)

Purpose: Enable local RC's to recruite YF candidates
Result   : 27 local RC's respond for invitations

05.01.12

 

YF IV Scholarships announcement
Email by Per Erik (Strømsø) & Kristian (Kristiansen)

Purpose: YF IV marketing to all 137 RC on West Balcan
Result   : Email hit 100%

15.10.11

 

YF consept presented @ District 2310 conference, SAS Radisson Oslo
Stand / presentation / flyers by Petter (Rasch) & Kristian (Kristiansen)

Purpose: YF consept marketing to District officers
Result   : Success & good feedback from District officers

07.10.11

 

YF consept presented @ HoF, Thon Hotel Lillestrøm
Stand / presentation / flyers by Petter (Rasch) & Kristian (Kristiansen)

Purpose: YF consept marketing/preparation for IA, San Diego
Result   : Success & good advice for IA by staff

14.09.11

 

YF IV Project organization
Article by Anne (Torsvik)

Purpose: Establish project organization w/steering- and working groups
Result   : Approved

31.08.11

 

OVRK Annual meeting
Minutes by Margrethe (Lied)

Purpose: Present project budget 2011-12
Result  : YF IV project approved by membership

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