Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative.

Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador's initiative.

Israel Arogbonlo is a journalist from Nigeria who joined the World Literacy Foundation Ambassadors Program in 2022. For him, being part of this initiative has been an amazing journey, providing several opportunities to interact with schools in his immediate community and raise awareness about literacy among children in low-income countries.

With the desire to make a difference, Israel started his own project called Mission For Better Life in Slum (MBS). The initiative seeks to address the challenges people face, particularly children living in slums with limited prospects for a better future.

On the past International Day of Education, through his project, Israel was able to donate branded notebooks to selected indigent students from two primary schools in Ibadan. At least 100 students benefited from the intervention led by this WLF Young Ambassador.

100 Student Blog1“The Mission For Better Life in Slum initiative envisions a society where every child and adult has a voice of their own and actively combats social vices in their surroundings. With this work, I want to provide practical solutions to societal issues that hinder development,” shares Israel.

Graduating as an Ambassador for the World Literacy Foundation involved intensive training in literacy and creating interventions in his community. “As part of my activities as a WLF Ambassador, I executed various interventions to curtail the out-of-school menace, which includes media advocacy, scholarships, and participating in workshops and seminars organized for secondary schools in Lagos, among others,” says Israel. Today, he serves as an inspiration for all those young leaders aiming to make real changes through literacy.

About Youth Ambassadors Program

100 Student Blog2The World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador Program is an annual, 4-month initiative. During their Ambassadorships, young people aged 16 to 30 gain the knowledge and skills needed to be advocates for and changemakers in their communities. This program provides participants with a platform from which their calls for mobilization to improve literacy and numeracy can be heard.

Feel free to contact us for additional information about the program at ambassador@worldliteracyfoundation.org.

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Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative.

Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative.

 

Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative.

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Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative.

 

Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador’s initiative..

Over 100 students in Ibadan, Nigeria, benefited from a WLF Ambassador's initiative.
Empowering Communities through Literacy: A Tale of Israel's Impact

Education is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform lives and uplift communities. On the past International Day of Education, Israel, a dedicated young leader and World Literacy Foundation (WLF) Young Ambassador, exemplified the profound impact that literacy initiatives can have on marginalized communities. Through his visionary project, Israel orchestrated the donation of branded notebooks to selected indigent students from two primary schools in Ibadan, Nigeria, reaching out to at least 100 students in need.

Israel's initiative, named "The Mission For Better Life in Slum," reflects his vision of a society where every child and adult possesses a voice and actively combats social vices within their surroundings. In an interview, Israel expressed his commitment to providing practical solutions to societal issues that impede development. His dedication to empowering individuals through literacy is a beacon of hope for those grappling with the challenges of limited access to education.

Israel's journey as a WLF Young Ambassador involved intensive training in literacy and devising interventions within his community. As he graduated from the program, he became a catalyst for positive change, particularly in addressing the out-of-school menace. Israel employed a multifaceted approach, utilizing media advocacy, scholarships, and active participation in workshops and seminars organized for secondary schools in Lagos, among other interventions.

Reflecting on his role as a WLF Ambassador, Israel emphasized the importance of concerted efforts to curtail the challenges hindering educational progress. His activities not only targeted immediate concerns but also sought to address the root causes of illiteracy. Through media advocacy, he amplified the urgency of tackling the out-of-school issue, shedding light on the transformative power of education and literacy.

The impact of Israel's interventions extends beyond the immediate beneficiaries, as he has become a source of inspiration for young leaders aspiring to make tangible changes through literacy. His story exemplifies the potential of youth engagement in addressing societal issues, proving that with dedication and the right platform, young leaders can serve as powerful catalysts for positive change.

The WLF Youth Ambassador Program, an annual 4-month initiative, played a pivotal role in shaping Israel's journey. This program provides young people aged 16 to 30 with the knowledge and skills needed to become advocates and changemakers in their communities. By offering a platform for mobilization to improve literacy and numeracy, the program empowers young leaders like Israel to drive impactful initiatives that contribute to the overall betterment of society.

Israel's story serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and literacy. Through his efforts as a WLF Young Ambassador, he has not only provided tangible support to indigent students but has also become a symbol of hope and inspiration for young leaders striving to make a meaningful impact in their communities. As we celebrate the successes of initiatives like "The Mission For Better Life in Slum," we are reminded of the crucial role education plays in building a brighter and more equitable future for all.

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