The Nkabom Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme is one of the RCS's flagship youth projects. Nkabom (pronounced ink-a-bom) means 'coming together' in parts of Ghana, where the first project was held in 2004.
Through a busy, interactive 10 day programme, Nkabom unites dynamic 18- to 25-year-olds from across the globe in a different Commonwealth location every two years. Alumni join a global, self-sustaining and proactive network of emerging leaders.
Nkabom is unique in the it:
- actively engages young people in international issues, particularly conflict resolution
- fosters friendships and encourages the exchange of ideas among people from diverse cultural backgrounds
- develops a network of young leaders who can pioneer and revitalise peacebuilding initiatives in their communities, their countries and beyond
- is directed by young people themselves.
"Nkabom was more than just learning... it changed the way I look at life."
Nkabom delegate, Trinidad and Tobago
The RCS is currently reviewing the Nkabom project and will not be holding the programme in 2012. Please check back here for any further announcements or sign up to the RCS Youth Facebook page for the latest news.