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Wells Bring Hope Ambassador

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Wells Bring Hope

Wells Brings Hope (WBH) Ambassadors Program is an eight-week seminar designed to train young people, primarily high school students, in how to engage in community outreach and generate awareness of and support for WBH.

The group will meet on Zoom once a week on a Saturday morning for one hour where they will learn about the water crisis in West Africa, with a focus on its negative impact on women and girls. Participants will also learn what Wells Bring Hope is doing to solve the problem and transform lives for generations to come.

Between sessions, participants will be given assignments such as:

  • Research Niger and its problems
  • Evaluate and review Wells Bring Hope website and social media handles
  • Looking closely at their community and identify potential targets for reaching out to a select group of organizations
  • Create a video to convey the problem and the solution

During the meeting...

  • Participants will discuss the information they have learned in their research and analysis
  • Listen to guest speakers and ask questions
  • Provide feedback on what Wells Bring Hope can do to better to engage young people and other community members

Upon completion of the eight-week course, students will receive a certificate indicating that they have successfully fulfilled the requirements of the seminar. Letters of recommendation and verification of community service hours can also be provided upon request.

Our next session is tentatively scheduled for Saturday,October 10, 2020 and will end on December 12, 2020. There will be not be a session on Thanksgiving weekend. This is subject to the number of participants interested.

If you’d like to be part of the Wells Bring Hope Ambassador Program, we’d love to hear from you! Respond to this Volunteer Match posting or visit our Ambassador Program page at wellsbringhope.org/ambassadors-program/ to learn more or sign up.

Who are we?

Wells Bring Hope drills wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world. We are committed to saving lives with safe water and providing sustainable solutions to transform lives for generations to come. The burden of finding water falls upon women and girls who walk miles every day to find water. It means that girls are unable to attend school and women have no time to work and earn money for their families.

We are an all-volunteer organization, with just one paid employee, and so we place a very high value on those who want to work with us. The work of our volunteers is more than just "a drop in the bucket." It is the lifeblood of our organization. Volunteers bring their passion and dedication to our team and for that, we are a very fortunate.

For more information, please go to our at www.wellsbringhope.org or visit us on Facebook or contact yvonne@wellsbringhope.org

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About Wells Bring Hope

Location:

N/A, Los Angeles, CA 90049, US

Mission Statement

Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world. Our vision: saving lives with safe water.

Description

Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa. Niger is a place where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children.

  • One out of seven children will die before the age of 5
  • 40% have trachoma, which leads to blindness when untreated
  • 85% of women cannot read or write

There is more to this sad story. The burden of getting water falls upon women and girls, who walk 4-6 back-breaking miles every day of their lives to find water. The result? Girls don't go to school--they must help their mothers with this dif ficult task. Women have no time to work to earn money to improve their quality of life.

When a well is drilled, 250-300 ft. into the ground, lives are transformed instantly. They have hope for their future.

  • Water-borne diseases are virtually eliminated.
  • Child mortality drops by 65%.
  • Education becomes a reality for girls.
  • Women micro-financing tools and education, which enables them to start small businesses and help provide for their families.

Founded in March 2008, Wells Bring Hope is an all volunteer, grass-roots organization. To see how many wells we've drilled and how many lives we've transformed, go to www.wellsbringhope.org/

While we have specific opportunities listed here, we are flexible and open to new ideas.

Children & Youth
International
Women

WHEN

Sat Oct 10, 2020 - Sat Dec 12, 2020

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • About 2 hours per week from October 10, 2020 to December 12, 2020
  • This opportunity is primarily geared towards high school students. Slightly younger and older students can also participate.

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