NEW YORK, May 9, 2022 — The World Literacy Foundation’s Global Youth Citizenship Program, which includes training in leadership skills, community advocacy, and charitable fundraising, is now accepting applications for the three-month community service opportunity. This year, young people from 52 nations will work to save 200,000 youngsters from illiteracy for the rest of their lives. Children’s literature, tutoring, and other activities will be provided.
Arron Smith, 21, says he struggled to understand a phrase in his early years as a student. He only became interested in literature because of the kind intervention of a literacy instructor. With a significant increase in his reading ability, Arron’s life was revolutionised. He now reads one book every week and attributes his university achievement to his love and habit of reading.
Because one out of every four children from low-income families is illiterate, Arron has decided to be a “Change Maker” and work with other young people to increase literacy rates. Arron will be one of 3500 World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassadors for the next three months. Young people who want to be “change makers” can apply for this Global Youth Citizenship programme starting today.