For a second year, Development and Peace offered a unique professional development/learning opportunity to youth leaders across the country through its Youth Ambassador program. In December 2015, twelve youth were selected to work in dioceses across the country, from Nova Scotia to Vancouver. These twelve youths represent a culturally-diverse, enthusiastic and passionate group of students from across Canada!
In addition to providing a professional development experience in the field of international development to post-secondary students, the Younth Ambassador program is also part of a strategy to increase the visibility of Development and Peace amongst youth across Canada and to engage them in the organization’s mission of international solidarity.
The Youth Ambassadors worked closely with regional animators, youth leaders and diocesan councils, to create awareness in their communities on issues of global justice. Their hard work and significant contributions to the work of Development and Peace were greatly valued and much appreciated!
Here are blog posts that each wrote about some of their most memorable experiences as youth ambassadors for Development and Peace.
Syeda Batool, Southwest Ontario
Inspired by her studies in Social Justice and Peace at King’s University College, Syeda wants to do what she can to make a positive difference in the world. Being a Youth Ambassador has been a perfect outlet! “This role has enabled me to bring about some of the change and positive work in my own community, and this is the kind of valuable work that I hope to continue to pursue.”