Showcasing Youth Leaders on a National Platform
CHANPYON LAKAY 2021
CLE’s national level Chanpyon Lakay competition accomplished two central priorities: Increasing the profile of innovative youth leaders, and engaging the larger public in their work.
In 2018, we launched our national-level youth competition Chanpyon Lakay, to highlight the work of Haiti’s young leaders – who are working to bring change to their communities through impressive social enterprises across sectors. The competition recruits from all ten departments of Haiti the country and selects the top 10 finalists through a rigorous process. Their initiatives are documented, and they are supported in campaigning for the public’s vote, with the winners receiving seed funding, international scholarships and a spot in CLE’s fellowship programs.
Chanpyon Lakay 2021, our second CL to date, was a roaring success, with over 30,000 votes cast for the 5 winners, high level of visibility from national press, as well as engagement from sector leaders in supporting each finalist. Chanpyon Lakay has long-standing support from the TK Foundation, the Digicel Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Chanpyon Lakay 2022 will be launching shortly – stay tuned for updates!