JCI: Looking for the Outstanding Young Person of the Year

8 years ago - April 09, 2013
Who will be the next Oustanding Young Person of the Year? Registration for the competition organized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) is now open. This contest is one of the programs organized by JCI in order to recognize young people who excel in their fields and who show some potential to become real leaders of tomorrow. The deadline for submitting applications is May 2.

Greet efforts and commitment of young people in different areas, entrepreneurship, social, commercial, medical, cultural leaders, this is the goal of the contest The Outstanding Young Person (TOYP). It is a flagship project of the JCI, launched for the first time in 1986 and is now in its 27th edition. This year's theme is " Fierte nu pei." "We want our country to be well represented at this international program that honors young people who excel in their field. We know that our youth can serve as outstanding role models for other young people around the world, "says Asha Auckloo, the project manager TOYP. JCI launched this week, the 2013 edition of the competition, during a press conference at Le Labourdonnais. By recognizing these young people, JCI wants to encourage them to seek excellence and serve others, for a better society. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 40 years.

"Last year, Billy Ng was the winner of TOYP under the theme “Zetwal nu ti zil.” In 2011, Dalilah Kalla was sacred and named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) in the category of humanitarian leadership and volunteerism for his outstanding work for the awareness of the disease and lupus advocacy patients. Also this year, the team of JCI Mauritius aims to recognize exceptional Mauritian represent our country on the world stage. We invite members of the public who feel models of society or those who know someone they can identify and who have excelled in the following categories to enter, "says Asha Auckloo.

Personalities as Raj Dayal (1987), George Chung Tick Kan (1991), José Thérèse (2000), Olivier Bancoult (2004), Raj Chintaram (2008), Vikash Tatayah (2009) are among those who have since 1986, won this title. At the international level, household names such as John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Elvis Presley or Jackie Chan are among the recipients of this award has honored nearly 300 people from 57 nations, sometimes well before they have a national or international reputation.

"JCI Mauritius Mauritian really want to find this exceptional worked tirelessly as an active citizen, shined and excelled in one of the competition categories and creating positive change in society and the pride of our island" adds the project manager.

Candidates must register in one of ten categories defined by the organizers, which can be found at JCI TOYP Mauritius http://toyp.jcimauritius.org , where the application form can be downloaded.

Five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. They will be judged in an interview with members of the jury that will choose the winner and his two dolphins. The winners will be honored at a TOYP Awards Night. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in international competitions and represent Mauritius at the World Finals, scheduled for November in Brazil, Rio.


Text by Le Mauricien

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