“All the people in the world should be able to read and write because education is a human right”
Hello! My name is Soledad and I’m from Argentina. I’m 28 years old and I’m a teacher. I love learning about education and networking with the people who work in this field.
Education in Argentina is very important, and my country provides free and public education. Argentina is considered a country with a low percentage of illiteracy, but we are working towards a future with 0% illiterate people.
Joining WLF’s Youth Ambassador Program
I learned about the foundation and the Ambassador Program through a friend from Peru. She was an ambassador in the year 2020, and told me about her experience and how amazing it was. The following year I applied to become an ambassador too, because I wanted to learn more about illiteracy in the world and also connect with other ambassadors.
I believe that literacy and education are very important for all societies because this is the first step to change the world to have equal societies, and to end poverty. All the people in the world should be able to read and write because education is a human right.
I enjoyed the program a lot. I liked that every month the coordinators sent us information in modules. The modules were very complete with information about illiteracy around the world, and also about projects different. I really liked meeting other ambassadors in the Facebook group.
Advocating for literacy
I am applying the skills that I have learned in the youth ambassador program. At the moment, I work with a NGOs doing an educational program for teenagers in Argentina. The ambassador program was a great inspiration for my life.
I would like to tell those young people who want to apply that it is a great experience and also this is a big opportunity to meet people with the same goals, and to be part of an international community of ambassadors. You can create your project about education!
I want to thank The World Literacy Foundation for this opportunity and for my amazing experience as the program ambassador 2021.
To find out more about the Youth Ambassador Program, visit: https://worldliteracyfoundation.org/ambassador-program/
Applications for the Youth Ambassador Program are now open until May 27th.