A number of potential youth have the passion and drive to become ambassadors for tackling global issues in the future, however, these individuals often face financial restraints to personally develop themselves and become the voice for change. No person should miss out on education and opportunities to effect change in their communities, which is why donations to this fund will allow any passionate and aspiring young person, from any community, to become an ambassador for change.
Everyone that is awarded the scholarship will enter into a re-entry program to ensure their experiences and learning are shared locally. They also need to act as an ambassador and continue to impact their community positively. All participants that are awarded a scholarship are also required to fundraise to offset their carbon footprint. This project has the potential to tackle all 17 SDGs which is why a gift to this fund is impactful and special
Youths from all around the world are encouraged to connect with us so we can select the most aspiring young people and provide them with access to International experiences.
Our scholarship program works towards tackling SDG 4- Quality Education by selecting the most aspiring individuals aged 15-26 and providing them with a scholarship for international experiences that will help promote their opinion, views and themselves at international conferences or through international experiences. In partnership with Evolve Abroad we have managed to assist 25 students from Africa and Latin America gain international education experiences aligned with the United Nations Sustainable development goals. This project has the potential to tackle all 17 SDGs which is why a gift to this fund is impactful and special.
Since COVID-19 many people we support found themselves stuck at home and traditional training programs we supported had to be cancelled. Working in partnership with our trusted partners, evolve abroad, we were excited to learn of a very special virtual internship for national and international students.
With your donations we were able to assist 6 international ambassadors to join a virtual sustainable development internship for 4 weeks that was accredited and included a certification from the University of Columbia is the Age of Sustainable Development. All participants get a mentor and work on a minimum of 2 live projects for NGOs and at the end of the project they are equipped with a 3-5 year career development plan. This project has already shown great results and we see it being a critical part of helping our passionate ambassador learn and become equipped with the skills to tackle the global issues while we continue to face international travel restrictions.
Our fund is almost empty but after watching how this virtual experience is changing lives we see how valuable and important gifts to this project really are and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to please help us by sharing this project with other like minded people so together we can help people around the world break down the barriers and learn to become ambassadors for change.
We are in a world today where many communities and projects are in a critical position and this might be the last chance we have to make a difference for future generations. A donation no matter how big or small will go a long way to helping us to change.
Thank you for being part of the solution to end all global issues by 2030.
Our International Scholarship Program is a flagship for tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the past 15 years we have supported over 50 individuals around the world to train, upskill and gain the skills to become an influencer and ambassador of change in our global community. We meet passionate and inspirational individuals regularly on our journey to tackle global issues and we know the importance and power a person can have to action change globally.
In September this year our charity marks 15 years of impact and it is clear as we embark on a new future the investment into aspiring influencers is a key way to tackle the global issues. With your donations and support we have been able to fund a number of internships, training programs, apprentice placements to learn and collect the skills they need to become an influencer and ambassador. With your support, fundraising and donations we have been able to make this possible and the smile you give to someone when they can access a training program in an area they are passionate about is incredible.
Because of COVID-19 we have taken this lockdown as an advantage to revamp and relaunch this project and we have identified a new portfolio of online and offline training programs that individulas attend to learn more about the issues they can tackle, it’s very exciting but obviously the key now is for us to support all these courses through fundraising and donations. We appeal to you to please share our project with your network and we understand times are difficult right now so only if you can please donate.
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Did you know that this year the 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit will be held on the 1-3 July 2020 in Ghana? The African Youth SGs Summit is the largest youth gathering on the Sustainable Development goals.
As the GVI Trust aligns to the SDGs, we are looking to send one exceptional student attend this Summit. This Summit will present a critical point of reflection / turning point towards unleashing the full potential of the youth to deliver the SDGs in the next decade.
The youth of Africa have a critical stake in ensuring the SDGs are achieved and a vital role in contributing towards their achievement.
What objectives is the Summit trying to achieve? The summit is trying achieve:
- Improve awareness and knowledge among the youth about the SDGs and their roles in the implementation, review and accountability process.
- Discuss the mechanisms and strategies for localising the SDGs and ensuring greater ownership by the youth.
- Develop new and strengthen existing youth networks to engage and monitor the implementation of SDGs.
- Advocate for effective participation of African Youth in SDG programmes affecting them
The overall goal of the Summit is to create a platform for the youth to develop strategies to influence policies and programmes to ensure that implementation of actions relating to SDGs don not only benefit them but also effectively involve them.
We would like to thank all supporters, fundraisers and donors for their unwavering support!
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