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Wells Bring Hope Ambassadors Program

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ORGANIZATION: Wells Bring Hope

Wells Bring Hope (WBH) Ambassadors Program is a six-week course designed to train high school students in how to engage in community outreach and advocate for a cause they believe in. It begins on August 6, 2022, and ends on September 10th.

It will take place on Zoom once a week on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am Pacific Time for one hour. It will be facilitated by Wells Bring Hope's Founder and President, Barbara Goldberg, along with Lana Weiser and Ariana Koenig, high school students who are deeply involved with the Program. Wells Bring Hope will be used as the vehicle for learning about Community Outreach, and will be used to practice how to do it.

Most of the sessions will feature guest speakers, some former students who have successfully engaged in advocacy for Wells Bring Hope, as well as some people who have visited / lived in Niger, like Gil Garcetti, the man who inspired the cause.

Participants will learn about the water crisis in West Africa, with a focus on its negative impact on women and girls. They will also learn what Wells Bring Hope (WBH) is doing to solve the problem and transform lives for generations to come.

Upon completion of the six-week course and one follow-up meeting one month after the course, students will receive certificates indicating they have successfully fulfilled the requirements of the Program. They can then move on to the Youth Advocacy Program a special program for teens led by Lana Weiser and Ariana Koenig. This unique program will harness the power and creativity to reach out to other young people and get them involved with WBH.

If you'd like to be part of the Wells Bring Hope Ambassadors Program, we'd love to hear from you! Respond to this Volunteer Match posting or visit our Ambassadors Program page at welllsbringhope.org/ambassadors-program/ to learn more or to 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, 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 are very fortunate.

To learn more, visit us at www.wellsbringhope.org or contact Ida@wellsbringhope.org.

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About Wells Bring Hope

Location:

16563 Park Lane Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90049, US

Mission Statement

Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water and sanitation to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world. Our Mission: 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 difficult 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 70+%.
Education becomes a reality for girls.
Women are given 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
International
Women
Children & Youth, International, Women

WHEN

Sat Aug 06, 2022 - Sat Sep 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • 1.5 to 2 hours per week from August 6 to September 10, 2022
  • This opportunity is primarily geared towards high school students. Slightly younger and older students can also participate, decided on a case by case basis.

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