Join our amazing worldwide community of young education campaigners
Theirworld's Global Youth Ambassador programme is open for applications from people passionate about delivering quality education for every child.
Pariwish Abbasi is passionate about helping to change the lives of young people. But the student from Pakistan admits she used to lack the skills and knowledge to campaign effectively.
That changed when she became a Global Youth Ambassador for Theirworld – joining a programme of 2,000 education activists in more than 120 countries.
“I have experienced different sectors but didn’t learn the campaigning and petition skills in the other work I did – this was all from Theirworld,” said Pariwish, 29.
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“I learned how to put yourself into a position to reach out to influential people and compel them [to take action]. The way that we were given the tools, you could see the impact.“
Theirworld’s Global Youth Ambassador (GYA) programme is now inviting applications from people aged 18 to 28 who are passionate about improving access to education and youth skills.
GYAs get the chance to amplify their voices and apply pressure on leaders to make quality education a reality for every child.
Our GYAs are a force to be reckoned with. Over the years, they have campaigned for quality education at a local and global level – including collecting and handing over the world’s biggest education petition with 11 million signatures.
They have spoken at United Nations events and other international summits, pressured leaders through their campaigning and increased awareness of education issues in their local communities and beyond.
Young people who join the two-year programme develop their advocacy skills and become part of a supportive community that shares and promotes each other’s work, campaigns and achievements.
— Theirworld (@theirworld) December 15, 2022
GYAs have access to:
- Community. They join a connected network of 2,000 young people who are passionate about education and are working together to unlock big change.
- Opportunities. They can add their voice to campaigns, actions and critical discussions that are working to end the education crisis.
- Building knowledge. They can access the latest reports and information on global education and stay up to date on how we can achieve inclusive and equitable education for all.
- Developing skills. Global Youth Ambassador training resources help to develop education advocacy and campaigning expertise.
Deborah Tshimanga, 28, from Kenya, became a GYA in 2021. She said: “The online meetings, conversations and ideas really helped me. The title of being a Global Youth Ambassador is very important to me because through that I had the opportunity to attend the World Bank Youth Summit 2022 as a delegate.”
Omnya Mahdi, 22, left Syria at a young age and now lives in Canada. She said: “I joined Theirworld as I believe it is crucial to meet like-minded individuals who wish to do initiatives that are beneficial for many communities.
“It is important to meet people and understand each other’s cultures and how that can heavily impact one’s work in philanthropy and in promoting the welfare of others.”