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Applications Are Now Closed

Applications for the Global Schools' Advocates 2019 are now closed. Results will be published by the end of July.

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Global Schools' Advocates


Global Schools has just launched its Advocates Program, a program aiming to empower young leaders with knowledge of SDGs and ESD tools to help transforming learning environments, promote the SDGs in various school settings, and mobilize young people around the SDGs. The Advocates will serve as champions of the Global Schools Program and will be given the mission to coordinate local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs.

Successful candidates will be invited to undergo a 4-module online training, where they will learn about the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, the SDGs, the role of schools and educators in achieving the SDGs, and develop the communication tools they need to be able to effectively help school officials and teachers to integrate the SDGs in their classrooms. After completing the training, Advocates will be tasked with identifying schools in their communities and developing a communication and outreach plan to approach them and empower them to teach about sustainable development.  

Complete the training:

The advocates will participate in a one-month online training program to develop their understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Schools program and Education for Sustainable Development. This training will be supported by EdX, and will consist of 4 modules released weekly, and will include videos, readings, quizzes and written assignments. Throughout the training, they will develop public speaking, research, mapping and presenting skills critical for their future mission of Advocates. They will also develop their action plan to implement the Global Schools Program in their city.

Increase the program’s outreach

The advocates will serve as official Global Schools Advocates from July 2019 to January 2020 (6 months). As advocates they will lead the local implementation of the Global Schools Program in their city, reaching out to schools and community of educators to help the Global Schools Program achieve its core objectives: transforming learning environments, building the capacities of educators and empowering and mobilizing the youth.

Be a contact point for  local communities

The advocates will be tasked with spreading the SDGs and empowering schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs. They will serve as primary points of contact to local stakeholders who wish to learn more about Global Schools, the SDGs and ESD concepts and will report and communicate about their activities.