And the winner of our Commonwealth Year of the Youth competition is…

After a six month competition that spanned the Commonwealth, the day to announce the winner for the Year of the Youth competition has finally come!

As the Commonwealth’s 56 member countries have a combined population of 2.5 billion people, of which more than 60% are under 30 years of age, the Commonwealth sees young people aged 15 to 29 as assets to a country’s development who should be empowered to realise their potential and lead change. They are a vital and valuable investment for now and the future. Our teachers at Teach2030 worked hard to enter this competition and help their students realise their potential. They began their journey by undertaking a a short course that provided the skills to encourage young people to proactively learn by themselves and collaborate. This relevant curricula and pedagogy should help young people throughout their entire life, preparing them for life and work, and only lead them to better economic opportunities, particularly in the job sector.

The task was for groups of 3-4 to ‘Teach Something New’ to the rest of the Commonwealth, and they were assessed in 3 categories: the quality of their presentation, the effectiveness of their group work and the information relayed to their audience. 10 finalists were announced on Commonwealth Day (Monday 11th March) and the winning entry is…

Khadija Ismael Suleiman, from Kenya. The names of her students are

1. Khadija Ali

2. Yassir Hamza

3. Abdullah Ibrahim

4. Ismail Khamis

Here are the top 5 entries, who will each receive a prize:

  1. Khadija Ismael Suleiman, Kenya
  2. Dinesh Rawat, India
  3. Jacquelyn Dexter, India
  4. Clotilder Beri Gariba, Cameroon
  5. Priyanka Randhawa, India

The CET would like to extend our thanks to all those who made the competition a success: to the Year of the Youth Team at the Commonwealth Secretariat who endorsed the competition; the highly regarded international judges Eyong Enoh (CET Ambassador and former Cameroon football player), Tendai Kariwo and Genevieve Aitchison; but most importantly, to all our teachers who worked tirelessly to enter the competition and to their students who worked vitally hard to learn new skills and create outstanding entries.

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