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Year 2007: ITU Youth Scholarship and Internship
In celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2007 and its theme of “Connecting the Young,” the ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Touré announced that Connect the World Honorary Patron, HRH Sheikha Al-Mayassa of Qatar is joining hands with ITU to launch a campaign to secure at least CHF 2 Million to support some 250 new scholarships in addition to creating 1000 new internship opportunities by 2010. HRH Sheikha Al-Mayassa has graciously agreed to serve as Honorary Patron of ITU’s Youth ICT Education initiatives to help more young people around the world gain access to opportunities in the telecommunication/ICT field.

This campaign aims to attract sponsors from the telecommunication/ICT sectors and governments and other stakeholders to support new scholarships and internship opportunities through the ITU Youth Education Scheme (YES), ITU Youth Incentive Scheme (YIS) and ITU Internet Training Centres Internship Programme. Since 2003, 50 YES scholarships have been awarded for a total of CHF 450,000. A further 100 youth internships have been awarded through the Youth Incentive Scheme. The Internet Training Centres Internship Programme is a new initiative.


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