BECOME A WLF AMBASSADOR
Join a Global Community of Literacy Advocates
Every year, the World Literacy Foundation runs a free global program to train and encourage youth individuals to become literacy advocates and generate change in their communities. Our ambassador program is an incredible platform to interact, share and cooperate with other like-minded people determined to eradicate illiteracy worldwide.
BECOME A WLF AMBASSADOR
Join a Global Community of Change-Makers
Be a voice in your community
Ambassadors will speak at their school, university, media or community group to raise awareness and advocate for literacy.
Support the education of vulnerable children
Ambassadors will raise funds to support one of the literacy programs of the World Literacy Foundation.
Develop your leadership and advocacy skills
Ambassadors will receive training to learn how to get others involved in their cause and make a greater impact to help eradicate illiteracy..
We will open registrations for the Young Ambassador program in May, 2022.
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Registration for the Youth Ambassador Program will open in Mid-April 2023.
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Think Global, Act Local!
Read about other Ambassadors’ experiences in our blog
- Having participated in the Ambassador program has truly made a positive and decisive impact in my careerI am Jules Armel KIMA and I am from Burkina Faso. I am a Young Peace builder and a Global Goalkeeper.
- I am enjoying writing this text as much as eating my favorite dessert because education the boarding pass to achieve our goals.
- “I knew I needed to be a part of the fight to …
- I wanted to break out of my shell and do something …
- I am here to tell you a bit more about my journey as a literacy advocate and, hopefully, inspire you to be even more amazing!
- I was once a slow reader and a lot of shapes and lines written on my head until I've learned how to read.
- In 2018, upon the release of the statistics that showed that the youth illiteracy for Nigeria was 9.36 million.
- Argentina is considered a country with a low percentage of illiteracy, but we are working towards a future with 0% illiterate people.
- Digital illiteracy affects employability, innovation, development and it elevates the gender- equality gapAs important as it is that people learn to read and write, equally important is that they are also digital literate...
- I was able to utilize the skills provided by the WLF program and share my expertise at many conferences and speaking events...
- Russia-Ukraine wars and climate change, illiteracy is one of the most significant issues being pushed to the background.
Program at a glance…
Why become a WLF Ambassador?
Who can apply?
How to apply?
The Youth Ambassador program is a yearly program. The 2022 Ambassador Program registrations are now close. You can apply next year. Make sure to follow our social media for any updates.
Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully before you apply.
2021 Key Dates
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m interested in the WLF Ambassador Program, how can I apply?
The Youth Ambassador Program is a yearly program. Applications for 2022 are now close. Follow our social media channels or subscribe to our newsletter below to stay updated on when applications open next year.
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Read the Who Can Apply section above for information about criteria.
I’m under 16, can I apply?
If you are under 16, you cannot apply by yourself. You will need to have your parents or tutor involved in the registration process.
I submitted my video, what else do I need to do to complete my application?
If you have already submitted your video, that’s great! There’s no further action you need to take at this stage. If you are selected, you will receive an invitation to finalize your registration as a WLF Ambassador.
• I missed the deadline, can I apply after the applications have close?
If you did not fill in the form and submitted the video during the application phase, you have missed the opportunity to apply for this year’s program.
However, this program runs yearly, so we encourage you to apply next year.
Follow us on our social media channels or subscribe to our newsletter below to stay updated on when applications open next year.
If selected, am I going to get paid for my role as WLF Ambassador?
No, the WLF Ambassador is a volunteer role NOT a paid position in the organization. This is NOT a job opportunity. The program is an opportunity to access a platform to develop your leadership skills, and cooperate with other literacy advocates around the globe to help eradicate illiteracy.
TRAINING AND MENTORING
Do I have personal training during the program?
No, due to a large number of participants, all learning materials are provided through our e-learning site. The modules are designed so that ambassadors can self-study at their own pace.
However, you can attend monthly webinars to meet special guests who can share their experiences about the topics discussed in the modules.
The program coordinator can only assist you in answering very specific questions that are not included in the e-learning platform content.
Do I have to travel to any of the locations where the World Literacy Foundation works? Do I need to attend on-sit events?
The 3-month program will be delivered ONLINE. You are not required to travel or attend any on-site events. You will need access to a computer/smartphone, and a good internet connection.
What is the program structure?
The program consists of five self-paced training modules delivered through our e-learning platform. We allow two weeks for each module. We will offer webinars with special guests to enrich the modules’ information. Throughout the program, Ambassadors are required to work on fundraising or advocacy projects in their own community. By the end of the course, you are required to complete a final report to assess your progress.
Is it mandatory to organize an event or activity?
Yes, to complete the ambassador program, you are required to organize a fundraising OR an advocacy activity within your community. This means that the fundraising component is NOT mandatory, and you may still complete your report using the information from your advocacy activity.
Can you provide me with a computer and/or internet?
No, unfortunately, we are not in the position to provide ambassadors with these resources.
Is it mandatory to raise funds for the World Literacy Foundation?
No, ambassadors can choose whether to focus on fundraising or an advocacy project. There is no requirement to raise a certain amount of money. Many of our past ambassadors have chosen to focus on raising awareness and advocating for literacy instead. We are grateful for all results, big and small!
Where does the fundraising money from the Ambassador Program go?
All funds raised during the Ambassador Program 2022 will go towards one of our literacy projects in Africa, Australia, Colombia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Can the World Literacy Foundation sponsor my own project or initiative?
No, the Ambassador Program is designed to inspire individuals to take action to reduce illiteracy rates worldwide. We do not sponsor or give grants to other programs, as we work with limited resources, and all of them are invested in our current projects.
Will I get a certificate from the World Literacy Foundation?
To receive the certificate of completion, ambassadors need to finish the whole program and organize a fundraising activity to support one of our literacy projects. Participants that conduct an advocacy activity will receive an ambassador badge at the end of the program.
You will also receive a Letter of completion after the final report is submitted.