WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP?
The ECIA fellowship is a free education and action based course for youth ages 12-18 in Asia or Australasia. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about intersectional environmentalism and leadership, putting what they learn into practice through their own independent initiative.
WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP ENTAIL?
Fellows will attend 2-hour sessions via zoom twice a week
Environmental Education, January & February: An array of topics surrounding the key theme of environmentalism will be taught, such as circular economies and climate refugees.
These sessions will be led by the ACTION team in India, in addition to outside speakers from other organizations and/or businesses; including many interactive activities, such as debates, discussions, workshops and more!
Mentoring and Initative Execution, March & April: Learning how to utilize your strengths in order to solve issues in your local community.
These sessions include personal workshops with world leaders, the basics of initiative planning, entrepreneurial skills, and how to engage others with your passions. This will create a strong foundation for the fellows, as they begin to brainstorm and plan their initiative.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN ECIA FELLOW
Expanded knowledge of the environmental crisis & its implications
Leadership skills that will carry on to the professional world
Establish a larger network through forming connections with our external speakers who work in a multitude of fields such as engineering, law and business
Satisfaction of knowing that your independent initiative has positively impacted your community
A boost to your resume (unique leadership experience)