Ensuring that all girls and young women receive a quality education is their human right, a global development priority, and a strategic priority of the World Bank.
Gender equality is critical to achieving the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
As the leading funder of education in the developing world, the World Bank ensures that all its education projects are gender-sensitive and works to overcome the barriers that prevent girls and boys from benefiting equally from investments of countries in education.
Girls’ education is not just about getting them to go to school. It is also about ensuring that they learn and feel safe while at school; have the possibility to complete all levels of education obtain the necessary skills to compete in the labor market; gain the social-emotional and life skills to navigate and adapt to an ever-changing world; make decisions about their own lives, and contribute to their communities and the world at large.
Both individuals and countries benefit from girls’ education. Better-educated women tend to be more knowledgeable about nutrition and health care, have fewer children, marry later, and, if they choose to become mothers, their children tend to be healthier. They are more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes.
According to a study according to a recent World Bank report, “few educational opportunities for girls and the barriers that prevent them from completing 12 years of education cause countries to lose productivity and lifetime income of between USD 15 trillion and USD 30 billion”. All of these factors combined can help lift families, communities, and entire nations out of poverty.
Young people from all over the world are invited to hurry up and apply for the United Nations Adolescent Advisors Program 2022; Eligible individuals are invited to apply as soon as possible.
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- About the award:
- Prize Value:
- Eligible Countries:
- How to apply
About the award:
The Teen Advisor program is where Girl Up truly lives its “by girls, for girls” mission. Made up of a very diverse group of teens, Teen Advisors are passionate change-makers who together spread and nurture the work of Girl Up.
As Teen Advisors, they are central to Girl Up’s decision-making, including promotion, fundraising, and communication strategy. To support teen counselors in this task, Girl Up offers skills-based training, professional development opportunities, hands-on learning, and most importantly, personal relationships with staff.
- Access to UN speakers, agencies and initiatives
- Access and financial support to attend speaking and blogging opportunities for special events and conferences such as Social Good Summit and International Day of the Girl.
- Intensive skill-based training pieces, professional development opportunities, hands-on learning
- An inside look at Girl Up through constant communication with staff and, most importantly, personal relationships
- Decision-making power in campaign work.
Teen Counselor responsibilities include:
- Attend and actively participate and prepare for monthly calls/webinars (scheduled for the second Sunday of each month)
- Attend two mandatory face-to-face meetings: one prior to the annual Leadership Summit in Washington DC (mid-July), the other in January or February of the following year (for US applicants, the weekend typically follows MLK…”
- Start and/or run a Girl Up Club in your school or surrounding community
- Contribute regularly to the Girl Up Community, an online hub for Girl Up clubs and campuses
- Represent Girl Up in the media and at events in your communities.
Applications are open to self-identified girls from the US and outside the US. Applicants:
- You must enter the US equivalent of 9th-12th grades
- Displays a sense of maturity, cultural sensitivity, and openness to learning about different cultures
- Commit to the empowerment of girls and women.
- Possess strong leadership skills and have a proven desire to become a globally minded citizen through meaningful discussion, learning, and action in their community and school.
- Have an understanding of and passion for Girl Up’s mission and vision for teenage girls everywhere.
- Be able to complete all Youth Advisor responsibilities as outlined below
How to apply:
Every January, Girl Up opens the first round of applications for teen girls who are ready and excited to change the world. Girl Up selects the girls from the first round and invites them to complete the full second-round application. Girl Up reviews those applications and notifies the new Teen Advisor class in mid-April. Teen counselors serve for one year beginning June 1.
Application deadline: Not indicated