Calling for WASH storytellers to join the 2021 Ton Schouten Award of IRC WASH

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Calling for WASH storytellers to join the 2021 Ton Schouten Award of IRC WASH

Do you believe in the power of stories to inspire positive change? IRC is looking to support young communicators (age range 18-35) through the Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling. Submit your applications or nominations by 7 May, 2021. To learn more and register  go to the IRC website

IRC has been organising the award since 2017, in memory of Ton who worked with IRC for 17 years and was a passionate WASH storyteller, film-maker and a mentor to those he worked with. The Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling aims to combine all these elements by targeting a specific group of young communicators (age range 18-35) within the WASH sector in low and middle income countries. 

In times of COVID-19, the way and the intensity in which we communicate has changed and telling stories and driving positive change through them is more important than ever. IRC is looking to support young communicators through the Ton Schouten Award for WASH Storytelling to do this. 

The awardee will receive a cash prize of €2,500 to support them in pursuing their development in communications, to be invested for example, in new processing software, audio-visual materials, courses, new initiatives etc. They will also receive expert mentoring support from IRC during the year, and, where applicable, be invited to spend time with IRC staff in the most convenient location. 

Find out more about the award details, eligibility requirements and application details here in English and  French languages. 
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