Are you keen to get involved and give your time on environmental issues? Are you concerned about the overuse and misuse of the world’s waters?
Join us as a Water Ambassador by completing the below form. You’ll need to prepare a letter of motivation first telling us why you want to be part of this dynamic movement for change. Tell us more about you, your school and the reasons you wish to take part.
Here are some of the things you could choose to do and the skills you will gain:
- organize a school-wide campaign to help lower our water footprint and reduce our impact on the world’s water resources while enhancing your leadership skills
- lead the Hand Washing Hero community mobilization effort at your school and practice your facilitation and teaching skills
- speak at a school assembly or write an article for your school magazine about the Sustainable Development Goals to develop your public speaking skills and journalism abilities
- initiate a ‘water challenge’ among your classmates and friends to boost the water saving measures we promote and show you care about our planet and the natural resources we enjoy
- develop your own social media communications learning how to effectively promote a cause or issue
- lead a skills session at a Water Alliance Student Ambassador gathering to share your knowledge with others
- participate in our regular learning field trips that showcase sustainable living and water conservation efforts
- attend expert talks on the global water crisis and regional water issues
As a Youth Water Ambassador, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from Water Alliance at the conclusion of your period of participation. If desired and specifically requested, your volunteer hours can be registered and counted toward your school service projects (like CAS). This is, of course, always helpful to mention on college applications too!
Thank you for touching the lives of children like Isha and making them socially aware of the larger issues at hand. Water Alliance will always remain close to my daughter’s heart because you have given her much more that we can give her – knowledge, team spirit, beautiful friendships and so much more. This program is truly shaping our children into young leaders.Abirami Kumaravel, mother of Youth Water Ambassador – April 2021
Who should apply?
- Independant thinkers who are committed to taking action within their circle of influence
- Students residing in the UAE
- Ages between 8 – 18 years
- Be authorized by parents to have a social media presence
- Have time to commit to the program; there will be one team meeting per month and other optional independant and collective activities in which one should participate
- Open to active Water Alliance Student members only*. Applications are evaluated based on merit and there is not additional cost to participate in the program.
Our learning with Water Alliance has been phenomenal. We have a sense of satisfaction that we can do something to give water a voice. We just can’t say it enough – you are the best mentors EVER. If every teacher in every school in the world was like you, this world would be a place full of changemakers.— Mishal and Mir Faraz, brother & sister Ambassadors, Winchester School, Jebel
The Youth Water Ambassador program runs in two periods: from 1st September to 31st January AND 1st February to 30th June.
Applications are currently closed. Next uptake will be August 2021. All active Student Members will be notified when registration opens. Here is how to get ready:
- Learn more about our current Ambassadors and explore what they have been doing!
- Prepare your letter of motivation (or video message in mp4)
- Ask your teacher for a recommendation letter (download below template)
- Application form wil be available in August 2021.
- Join as a Water Alliance student member now and participate in our many activities. Active student members will get priority in the Ambassador selection process.
We look forward to doing so many things with you!
*Payment of student membership dues is mandatory for all Ambassadors. The cost is 100 AED +VAT; full benefits can be viewed here.