33Fifty: The creation of the Baton Book!
33Fifty: The creation of the Commonwealth Baton Book
The Baton Book, which has been created as part of the 33Fifty project,
is travelling with the Queen's Baton Relay, visiting the 70 nations
and territories of the Commonwealth in the run up to the 2014
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The book has a page dedicated to each of the nations and
territories of the Commonwealth. In every place the Book visits a
young person will be asked to write a message on the relevant page.
At the end of its journey the book will be presented to the
participants at the beginning of 33Fifty before they begin their
investigation into the challenge, and will inspire them to continue
to collaborate once the programme is over.
The book has already been well received in India, Bangladesh,
Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The photo aboves shows a young woman
holding the Baton and the book in Bangladesh.
What is 33Fifty?
33Fifty is a leadership programme for young Commonwealth
citizens aged between 18 and 25 which grew out of
CSCLeaders 2013. It aims to develop young people
into leaders who bring people together, reconcile differences and
lead change - leaders who share the values of the Commonwealth and
can use its networks effectively.
The four-day programme will run every four years, coinciding
with the Commonwealth Games, forming part of the official programme
of cultural and educational events which runs parallel to the
Games. 33Fifty will be delivered by a partnership between the Royal
Commonwealth Society and Common Purpose.
Find out more: www.33fifty.org