Become a FAST Youth Ambassador

Thursday 21 November 2019

Become a FAST Youth Ambassador
Thursday 21 November 2019

Join a dedicated team of volunteers (aged 16 - 18) championing Concern's work in their schools.

Why should you become a FAST Youth Ambassador?

  • This year Youth Ambassadors will make double the difference as all money raised before December 24th by the programme will be matched pound for pound by the UK government
  • You will enhance your leadership and teamwork skills
  • You will receive valuable volunteering experience along with a certificate of completion
  • You will receive a presentations skill training led by Concern member of staff
  • You will have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Concern through a presentation delivered by Community Fundraising team
  • Schools will be provided with a project toolkit with Concern branded materials including fundraising resources


Our ambassadors will take on a sponsored 24-hour food FAST or 24-hour digital FAST challenge, as well as encouraging the school community to help raise money through other exciting fundraising events or activities to support some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

The matched funding as part of UK Aid Match will go towards supporting our work in the Central African Republic to help more children get the nutritious food and healthcare they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Two FAST Youth Ambassadors from Lurgan Collage and Newry, Ballymoney. Photo: Concern Worldwide / Northern Ireland / 2017
I wanted to make a difference in the world, helping to end hunger. I was also excited to test my own limits during the FAST
Hannah Corr (left) - Lurgan College

Do something amazing and become a Youth Ambassador

Alida and Fiobona’s Story

Mum Alida and her only child, 14-month-old Fiobona (pictured), live in one of the world’s hungriest places - the Central African Republic. Ongoing conflict since 2012 has driven over a million people from their homes.

Villages and farmland have been left abandoned. When people return, many do not have seeds to plant, or are reluctant to plant crops without a stable future. As a result, crop production has dropped, food prices have increased, and many people are left without reliable access to food.

Alida and her daughter Fiobona in the Central African Republic. Photo: Chris de Bode
Alida and her daughter Fiobona in the Central African Republic. Photo: Chris de Bode

Fiobona was one of those not getting enough nutritious food to thrive. A Concern health worker discovered she weighed only 6.2 kilos and was severely acutely malnourished. Her mum, Alida, took her to a Concern-supported health centre where she received ready-to-use therapeutic food to help her daughter recover.

Within four months, Fiobona had gained almost a kilo and was out of danger.

Her mum told us:

I believe that the help and advice that Concern is providing my child and me will help improve our lives for the future.

By taking part in the Concern FAST, you can help us make sure that mums and young children like Alida and Fiobona get the food, nutrition and healthcare they need to recover from malnourishment and stay strong and healthy in the long term.

We need your support to help more children like Fiobona. Just £50 could make all the difference, and could provide a full course of life-saving therapeutic food to a malnourished child.

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  • Our mission is to permanently transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

  • When an emergency strikes we are among the first on the ground.

  • We go to the ends of earth to deliver aid where it's needed most.

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