July 18, 2017

Meet our Global Youth Ambassadors of the Month

Our Global Youth Ambassadors from around the world are advocates and campaigners for education - here are some of them in New York for the UN General Assembly

This week we are turning the spotlight on our network of inspiring young advocates - here are some whose outstanding achievements have been recognised. 

Our Global Youth Ambassadors have done some amazing things. They take action on behalf of millions of children - working in their own communities and on the world stage.

Our network of 500 GYAs in more than 80 countries are passionate advocates of education and early childhood development for all.

Aged between 18 and 30, Theirworld gives them the opportunity to  connect with, and learn from, other young people. 

They are encouraged to take action in our global campaigns, such as #5for5 (early childhood development), #SafeSchools (education in emergencies) and #RewritingTheCode (changing embedded values faced by girls and women).

They also helped us to gather 10 million signatures for the #UpForSchool Petition, which was handed to world leaders at the United Nations.

This week we are turning the spotlight on our inspiring GYA community and their incredible campaigning and advocacy efforts.

Yesterday, we introduced the true-life stories of two of them - told in comic book style.

Today we bring you our Global Youth Ambassadors of the Month. In April, we started to recognise the outstanding achievements of one of our GYAs each month.

So far, our featured GYAs have come from Albania, Afghanistan, the Philippines and Nigeria.

Besart Copa is a very active GYA who takes part in all of our campaigns and calls to action.

Gulwali Passarlay has written the story of his escape from Afghanistan, has held many leadership roles and was nominated for a major UN award.

Benedict Joson is a Youth Panellist for the Education Commission and works tirelessly for the right of every child to education.

Isaac Omoyele has been a key participant in the #SafeSchools and #RewritingTheCode campaigns. He founded an initiative that ensures children living in slums are in school and learning.

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