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What is 'World Teen Parliament'?

A body of teens from all across the world, giving innovative solutions to their local and global problems with the aim to improve life.


Establishing the world’s first exclusive virtual teen parliament with the aim of improving life and with the focus on self-driven growth.


A search for teens, passionate about improving the world with their own hands.


Teens from across the world will be answering the question -

“How will I improve the world?”


The most innovative answers with the maximum online appreciation/support will be selected to participate in the live zonal parliament to eventually become a member of the World Teen Parliament and the opportunity to get your idea funded.

 

"How will I improve the world?"

Inviting teens to answer this question in a 59 second video to become a member of the World's first exclusive Teen Parliament.

If your answer can get the public support, then the World Teen Parliament is waiting to welcome you.

Welcoming the top 100 Teen MPs (Members of Parliament) for 2021

 

REACHING

1,00,000+

TEENAGERS

3,00,000+

SCHOOLS, TEACHERS & PARENTS

 

Why Teen Parliament?

Teen age is the most energetic and innovative age bracket of any human being because he or she is not stuck with a lot of mental blocks of past experiences and advice. This makes them immune from maximum prejudices, giving them freedom to innovate. And this very freedom can become the premise of innovative solutions that could change the world for a better future.

 

WHEN?

15TH APRIL, 2021

REGISTRATIONS OPEN 

(FOR TEENS TO SEND THEIR ENTRIES)

15TH SEPTEMBER, 2021

WORLD TEEN PARLIAMENT

(GETS ESTABLISHED)

 

ADVISORY BOARD

(Arranged in Alphabetical Order)

Mr. Abel Caine

Program Specialist - Youth
UNESCO - MGIEP

Mr. Ajay Gupta

Founder & CEO
Bachpan Schools & Academic Heights Public Schools

Prof. B.P. Khandelwal

Member, Delhi Public School (DPS) Society, 
Ex-Chairman, CBSE

Dr. Bindu Rana

Founder
Millennium Education Management Pvt. Ltd
( Millennium Schools )

Mr. Devendra Tak

Head-Media & Communications
Save The Children, India
Co-Author 'We are the Children'

Padma Shri Gowri Ishwaran

Advisor, Shiv Nadar Schools
Vice-Chair, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

Mr. Juan Pablo Ramirez Miranda

Program Specialist
Head of Social and Human Sciences
UNESCO New Delhi
Cluster Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Prof. K.G. Suresh

Vice-Chancellor, 
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University
Ex-Director General, IIMC

Mr. Kanak Gupta

Director 
Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools

Mr. Mahesh Srivastava

Regional Director

 Cambridge Assessments International Education

Mr. Manish Jain

Co-Founder, Shikshantar,
Co-Founder, Udaipur Jail University

Mrs. Nandita Singhal

Director,
Secure Meters

Ms. Pragya Vats

Head Campaigns,
Save The Children, India

Mr. Raghav Podar

Chairman, 
Podar Education

Ms. Rajitha Kulkarni

Trustee, Sri Sri Ravishanker Vidya Mandir Schools,
President, Sri Sri University

Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission
Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

Mr. Sandeep Marwah

Founder & Chancellor
Asian Academy of Film & Television
AAFT University
Founder, Marwah Studios

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Sancheti

Vice-Chancellor, Marwadi University
Former President,
Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Dr. Sanjoy Roy

Managing Director, Teamwork Arts
( Jaipur Literature Festival )

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury

Pro Vice Chancellor, Adamas University, Kolkata

Mr. Vinesh Menon

CEO, Education, Skilling & Consulting Services, 
Ampersand Group

(VIBGYOR Schools)

Mrs. Veena Bhavnesh Gaur

Chairperson, Blub World,
Renowned Poetess,
Ex-Voluntary Member, UNICEF India

 

Why Participate?

Schools

The future of the world lies in your lap. Give a voice to them to improve the world for good.

Make your school the epicentre of ideas that improve life globally.

Prepare teen thought leaders & innovators, who can influence the world.

Give your students a global platform to represent your institution and become an inspiration for teens across the world.

Teens

Learning the 21st century skills from the most respected global faculty.


Meeting global leaders to present your ideas.

Inspiring teens across the world with your speeches.

Controlling the world's first & biggest exclusive teen parliament.

Making your ideas a reality.

Parents

Your children deserve to be leaders, don't let their energy and intellect go to waste in just following instructions.

Let them be the leaders in whatever they do in life and not just followers.

This is your chance to set them free from any barrier that stops their growth or their vision. 

Give them the confidence to lead in any field that they choose for their future.

Universities

You are the visionaries of education. 

Let us support schools and teens across the world to bring together the best ideas that improve life.

Lead the initiative to bring together the whole education ecosystem around you.

Become a patron for the world's first exclusive teen parliament.

Edtech

Technology runs the world, and you run that technology. 

The world needs future leaders who are well equipped for a future carved by technology.

You prepare them, we connect them, to design and build a future of their dreams.

Support this parliament of ideas.

Governments

You are the custodians of life in your countries. 

Give these young minds and little hands a chance to assist you in achieving your vision.

They are the repositories of innovation.

The future cannot be imagined without their intervention.

They are the future, in the present.

 

What will the participants learn?

Answering the theme question will develop the following skills in you.

Empathy

The first step to solving a problem is to identify one, and that can only be done via empathy.

Critical Thinking

The solution to every problem lies in our minds, the only way to reach it is via thinking critically.

Creativity

In the process of finding the solution, you will have to be creative to think of solutions that are not obvious and straightforward.

Communication

The journey of an idea from ideation to realisation starts with communication. Your communication skill will determine the support that you get for your idea.

Collaboration

The idea can only become a reality if you collaborate with the right people and learn to make them stick with you and your idea.

Leadership

Only a true leader can complete the journey of an idea. If you have the guts to lead the world towards a better future, only then, will people follow.

 

Eligibility for participating in WTP 2021

Above 13 & Below 19 years of age

Only School Students or Homeschoolers who are below the age of 19 on 15th September, 2021. 

Tenure of the World Teen Parliament

12 months or 1 year

Each year a new World Teen Parliament will be constituted via the same selection process.

Total time commitment from an elected MP

21 days in a year

Each elected Teen MP has to devote a minimum of 21 days to the working of the World Teen Parliament.

 

Steps to Participate

Participation is absolutely FREE

Step 1

Fill the Google Registration form and get the link of the WTP Facebook group in your mailbox

Step 2

Post your 59 second video answer in the World Teen Parliament Facebook Group

Step 3

Share your video with your friends to gather the maximum likes and shares

Step 4

The most viral video participant, gets elected to participate in the live zonal parliament

Step 5

Speak at the live zonal parliament and get the maximum support from live voting to get elected to the World Teen Parliament

Step 6

Become a Member of Parliament of the World Teen Parliament & address teens from across the world

Step 7

Get trained in leadership, global governance & policy making from global faculty

Step 8

Plan & execute the selection process for constituting the next World Teen Parliament

 

Selection Process

Teens from across the world will answer the question,

“How will I improve the world?” on video within 59 seconds and gather support for their idea and plan to get invited to the live zonal parliament.


We will be hosting 5 live zonal parliamentary sessions (East, West, North, South & Central) to select 20 teens from each zone to finally become a part of 100 teen MPs of the World Teen Parliament.

 

Selection Criterion

Balancing Practicality & Popularity

The election to the teen parliament will depend on the ‘IDEA & PLAN’ that the teen gives, for any local or global problem.


Each idea will have to balance the ‘practicality’ and ‘popularity’ aspect of it, as is the need of every democracy. 


The teen parliamentarian has to learn to respect the merit and the mandate balance of democracy, making them a much more responsible global citizen.

The Merit / Practicality will be judged by our Jury and the Mandate / Popularity will be judged by the likes and shares to your video entry.

 

What will the elected teen parliament do?

Talk to world leaders to propose some of the most innovative solutions selected in the WTP.

Inspire teens across the world through their talks and speeches to ideate and implement solutions that could improve the lives of all the people around them.

Implement the ideas that they had given in WTP like a school project with their friends to make it a successful reality.

Ideate, Plan and Host the next World Teen Parliament

 

Inviting Dynamic School Leaders

Progressive & Dynamic School leaders from across the world are invited to become a part of the working committee of the World Teen Parliament for their zones and enable many more teens to participate and share their vision for the world.

Interested school leaders can share their profile with us on worldteenparliament@gmail.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How is the World Teen Parliament (WTP) different from MUN or Model United Nations?

The World teen Parliament is very different from the Model United Nations as during WTP you will be contributing ideas and solving problems from your local community and your local reach with a global perspective in mind. During MUN you share problems and solutions of global nature on which you do not have influence of any kind.

Secondly the World Teen Parliament is a much more action oriented initiative. We believe that we can improve life globally by doing small improvements rather than just asking the government’s and the elders to change the world around us. We believe in self driven growth.

Thirdly, MUN allows participation of all age groups, but the World Teen Parliament is focused only on 15 to 18 year olds.

2. There are so many youth parliaments going on around us then why is there a need to create a new World Teen Parliament?

Most of the youth parliament‘s engage people of age groups 18 to 35 and this does not give a proper representation to the teenagers of the world. We believe that teens are the most innovative as they are the least prejudiced, as they innovate on the basis of imagination and creativity and not get blocked by past experience.

3. Would our ideas get funded by participating in the world teen Parliament?

The world teen Parliament is in the process of creating a board of patrons to help fund some of the most amazing ideas that we get from teens during the process of creating the world in Parliament. We encourage teens to ideate and then execute those ideas with the help of people and resources that they can gather themselves and at the same time we will try to assist them in any way possible to realise their dreams.

4. Who will get selected in the world in Parliament, the one who has a better idea or the one who has more votes?

The world in Parliament works with a focus of enabling teenagers to understand and practice democratic values and for the sake of this, the selection depends 50% on the merit of the idea and 50% on the mandate or the support/votes that the idea gathers. So it will always be a balance of practicality of your idea and the popularity of your idea, because these two factors validate the in-ate innovation in the idea and the need of the solution that you are presenting, because if a lot of people support your idea that means that there is a need for your solution/idea.

5. Can I participate with my startup idea?

Absolutely yes, because even a startup is there to solve a problem. And if while solving a problem you make money, then that's icing on the cake. But remember to be responsible and sustainable, so that you improve lives and not disrupt them.

6. Who can vote for me in the World Teen Parliament?

Anyone can vote for you, they just have to register and declare that they are an actual person and not a Bot increasing your votes.

7. Can we participate as a group?

The proposal / idea in the video can only be submitted by individuals and not as groups as only an individual can become a member of parliament (MP), but they can surely create a group to execute their idea. They can also create a group in advance and select their representative to speak at the World Teen Parliament.

 

Central Working Committee

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Aditi Gaur

Chief Content Strategist,
Blub World

Mercedes Martínez

Founder & CEO,
Do The Gap, Spain

Pauline Laravoire

Sustainability Director,
Techno India Group & CEM, #LearningPlanet

 

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