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03.05.2020 Regional News

JCI Ghana Opens Nominations For TOYP Awards

By Christian Kpesese
JCI Ghana Opens Nominations For TOYP Awards
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The Ghana chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI), an affiliate of the global body has open nominations for the submission of entries for the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) awards.

The awards which recognize under 40 young people who have excelled in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes is in line with the JCI Mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

The JCI TOYP awards will focus on ten categories including business and economics, leadership, medical innovation, humanitarian services, scientific and technological development, political and legal, cultural development among others.

National President of JCI Ghana, Godfred Annan said 10 active Ghanaian citizens who contributed to the development of the country through innovative actions, extraordinary achievement, and dedication services to others will be recognized through the JCI TOYP award.

Mr Annan encouraged all Ghanaians to identify and nominate outstanding young citizens for the awards.

He challenged the youth of Ghana not to despise their little efforts but maximize them to build a sustainable future for a better world.

"We can build a sustainable future if we continue to do these small things we are doing in our small ways.

The world can be a better place if we continue to hold on to the small things we do in our communities" Mr. Annan stated.

Find below details regarding the nomination procedures :

Do you know any Outstanding Young Ghanaian?

JCI has opened nominations for entries for the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards.* In line with the JCI Mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change, The JCI TOYP Program serves to formally recognize young people who have excelled in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people.

By recognizing these people, JCI encourages them and others to seek excellence and serve others. JCI also hopes to provide fitting role models for other young people by promoting the prominent roles they have played that will inspire young people in shaping a better future for society.

Target and Categories

If you know an outstanding young person who is a Ghanaian citizen between 18 and 40 years of age, then you nominate them in one of the 10 categories for the Ten Outstanding Young Persons as determined by the International Guidelines:

1. Business, economic and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment

2. Political, legal and/or governmental affairs

3. Academic leadership and/or accomplishment

4. Cultural achievement

5. Moral and/or environmental leadership

6. Contribution to children, world peace and/or human rights

7. Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership

8. Scientific and/or technological development

9. Personal improvement and/or accomplishment

10. Medical innovation

*To nominate* you may directly visit the website https://jci.cc/en/events/1169/toyp_nominees/new

Nominations should also be forwarded through the JCI Ghana Email address [email protected]

DEADLINE for submission of entries is close of business Monday 4th May 2020.

For further information contact: 054 544 8569 or 0245247296 or 050 644 2088.

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