City of Ballarat Youth Services have partnered with The Global
Poverty Project, Plan Australia, Deakin Worldly and the Australian
Research Alliance for Children and Youth to developBYGA-Ballarat
Young Global Ambassadorsproject.
Our aim is to engage 4 young people from each secondary school
in the Ballarat region, and to work with them to become"activators"
of change. This pilot project spans across the next 10
months, and all school groups are eligible for $500 grants to
deliver an event to raise awareness of their chosen campaign,
within their school community. Many elements of the project
are in line with current VCAL course requirements.
Imagine… by the end of 2013, we could have 64 young people
working within the Ballarat community for global change… while
developing a sound knowledge of their community and the people
living in it. These young people will also have the tools and
resources to look after their peers, while having the confidence
and support to look after themselves.
We are working with from Years 9-11 who have a "fire in the
belly"… a strong sense of social justiceand thedesire for global
For further information on BYGA please contact Kate Moran on
53205 167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jodie Downey on 53205 593 email@example.com