Nominations to represent Lebanon in the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) Award are now open for young innovators and changemakers.
Sponsored by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) NGO, the TOYP program annually honors young individuals who excel in their respective fields and epitomize the best traits of young people around the world.
JCI Lebanon is now seeking inspiring, driven, and accomplished young Lebanese leaders to represent their country and showcase their work for positive change.
Nominees can be anywhere between 18 years old and 40 years old and should have exceptional accomplishments in one of the following fields:
- Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment
- Political, legal, and/or governmental affairs
- Academic leadership and/or accomplishment
- Cultural achievement
- Moral and/or environmental leadership
- Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights
- Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership
- Scientific and/or technological development
- Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
- Medical innovation
Benefits that winners of the TOYP Award receive include gaining international recognition for their accomplishments, boosting their credibility and reputation, expanding their reach and business networks, and becoming an international ambassador for Lebanese abilities.
Although Lebanon had a call for nominations for the TOYP Award back in 2014, today, in light of the country’s unfavorable conditions, the program holds particularly special value.
“With the current situation in Lebanon, 2021 is the perfect year to relaunch TOYP locally and give Lebanese people a platform to showcase their achievements and potentially get international recognition,” Marie Khalife, JCI Beirut Vice-President for International Cooperation, told The961.
“We are confident that many Lebanese individuals would fit the criteria and would stand a chance of winning,” Khalife said.
Nominations for the Award are open in Lebanon until April 21st at 11:59 PM. Applications are accepted here.
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