Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019

Become a FAST Youth Ambassador

Thursday 19 November 2020

Become a FAST Youth Ambassador
Thursday 19 November 2020

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

What is the FAST Youth Ambassador programme?

When you sign up to become a FAST Ambassador you will take on a sponsored 24-hour food FAST or 24-hour digital FAST challenge, as well as becoming a champion for Concern in your 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.

Why should you become a FAST Youth Ambassador?

  • This year, Youth Ambassadors can help the world’s poorest communities who have been affected by coronavirus whilst already being in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.
  • You will enhance your leadership and teamwork skills.
  • You will receive valuable volunteering experience along with a certificate of completion.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Concern through a workshop delivered by the Community Fundraising team
  • Schools will be provided with a project toolkit with Concern branded materials including fundraising resources, lanyards, and a USB.

 

World hunger levels have been rising since 2015 with over 821 million people going hungry on a daily basis. There is now a high risk that the disruptive effect of coronavirus will drive levels of global food insecurity to over a billion people. Now is your chance to take direct action as a FAST Youth Ambassador to help save lives.

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

Jane and Mark-Moses’ story

Hunger has a devastating impact on families, communities and countries – and Jane and her one-year-old son live this reality on a daily basis.

For families already facing extreme poverty, coronavirus is a crisis on top of a crisis. Hunger could become more deadly than the disease itself.

Jane and her son, Mark-Moses at Mukuru Health Centre. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide.
Jane and her son, Mark-Moses at Mukuru Health Centre. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide.

In March 2020 Jane attended a Concern Health clinic with Mark-Moses for a vaccination. It was there that the Concern team discovered he weighed 5.9 kg - at 10 months old he weighed the healthy weight of a three-month-old.

He was diagnosed with acute malnutrition.

After a one month course of therapeutic food, Mark- Moses’ weight increased to 6.9 kg, gaining a kilo.

Jane told us that:

His immunity has improved, he is now walking, standing up, has much more energy and is jumping around and smiling.

You can help

By taking part in the Concern FAST, you can help us make sure that mums and young children like Jane and Mark-Moses 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 Mark-Moses. Just £60 could make all the difference. It could provide one week of life-saving therapeutic food for five malnourished children.

There has never been a more important time to take part in the FAST for families like this.

FAST Resources

A video presentation aimed at post-primary FAST Youth Ambassador students in Northern Ireland. A 16-minute training session covering topics about Concern's work, the UN SDGs, FAST fundraising and other activities, and the role of a FAST ambassador.

PowerPoint Presentation for Ambassadors to use, promoting FAST within the school.

Download

A 12-minute video presentation aimed at post-primary students in Northern Ireland who want to know more about Concern Worldwide and take part in the FAST Ambassadors fundraising campaign.

Contact our team online or call 0800 032 4001 for more information.

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