The Johnson & Johnson One Young World Scholarship Program
This year Johnson & Johnson has partnered with
One Young World, to enable inspiring young leaders on the front lines of delivering care, to attend the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia through a new Scholarship Program.
Eight global scholarships are available to young leaders (18 - 30 years) across the spectrum of care (from family care givers to health care professionals) providing a unique opportunity for aspiring young leaders to engage with global thought leaders and to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues.
As well as attending the upcoming One Young World Summit, scholarship recipients may also receive mentorship from Johnson & Johnson executives and employees helping to further develop and scale up their initiatives.
Scholarships are essential to making each One Young World Summit accessible to the world’s finest young leaders, and not just those of the global north. This is so important to us, not least because these delegates are making an impact in the world’s most vulnerable societies, but because of the invaluable lessons impart to the One Young World delegation as a whole. By supporting delegates to attend One Young World, Johnson & Johnson has made abundantly clear its outstanding commitment to the young doctors, nurses, midwives and caregivers who are leading change for a healthier future the world over.” , co-founder One Young World Kate Robertson
About the Partnership
The One Young World partnership is managed through Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact with the goal to create a healthier world, one community at a time, through the development of strategic partnerships.
In 2017, Johnson & Johnson will sent 35 young and talented leaders and two returning ambassadors to the 2017 OYW Summit in Colombia. All 35 J&J delegates are nominated and selected by the J&J businesses.
At the end of last year, the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, part of the Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact Group and responsible for managing all programs and activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, was appointed to lead on the coordination of this strategic partnership.
Our vision is to support the people on the front lines who are at the heart of delivering care and we believe that changing the trajectory of health for humanity requires putting people first so that communities and health systems have the ability to address the health needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.
To date, 45 J&J young leaders have attended a Summit and are continuing to make a positive impact.