Right now the world is talking about the global impact of educating girls. Why? Because it’s a leading solution to fighting climate change and to creating the sustainable planet we all want for the future! Everyone from Julia Gillard to Rihanna, Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, Emma Watson, Meghan Markle and Malala Yousafzai are all talking about it and taking action!
But you don’t need to be any one of these people to create real change – you have the power to make a very real difference – and we want to help you do it.
WHAT DOES A ONE GIRL AMBASSADOR DO?
Our Ambassadors are passionate, motivated, and empowering individuals who are looking to make a real difference in the world. They’re our hero fundraisers during Do It In A Dress, and they inspire their own communities to spread the word about the power of girls’ education!
Ambassadors are supported by One Girl to plan and execute a fundraising campaign during September and October where they’ll gain important leadership, entrepreneurship, advocacy, project management, and communication skills. They advocate for the 130 million girls around the world who are denied an education, and work towards a fundraising goal of $3,000 to help fund our education programs!
All Ambassadors are required to complete a mixture of online and in-person training run by the One Girl team. Training will be run in the following cities:
Melbourne July 31st 6pm-9pm
Melbourne August 7th 6pm-9pm
Melbourne August 22nd 6pm-9pm
Sydney August 12th 6pm-9pm
Sydney August 14th 6pm-9pm
Sydney August 15th 6pm-9pm
Wollongong August 13th 6pm-9pm
Canberra August 20th 6pm-9pm
Brisbane August 27th 6pm-9pm
Brisbane August 29th 6pm-9pm
Brisbane August 31st 2pm-5pm
Gold Coast August 28th 6pm-9pm
PLAYING TO HER STRENGTHS
Superman might bend steel in his bare hands – but this One Girl Ambassador and competitive strong woman, Scout Symons, spends her spare time pulling trucks and deadlifting cars!! She’s an extraordinary ambassador for women’s empowerment and for One Girl. In 2018 she rallied her community and raised $7,694, enough to educate 15 girls! You could sum up everything Scout does with two words – girl power. She’s a competitive weightlifter who’s teaching women that it’s not about how your body looks – but what it can do.
“My whole purpose is to be an example for other women to live their best and most self-confident life.”
Scout was part of Do It In A Dress in 2017, and last year she decided to step up her support by becoming an Ambassador. It’s a serious undertaking. But Scout was up for the challenge.
“When I think about the impact my fundraising has had, I feel accomplished and proud! It still warms my heart to think about it! Before I became a One Girl Ambassador I thought the task was bigger than me and that I wouldn’t even make the goal that is set for Ambassadors. Now I feel like I can achieve anything and as a collective, we can make a huge impact for girls education.”
WHO CAN BE AN AMBASSADOR?
Our Ambassador program is currently available for anyone over the age of 18 and based within Australia. Not over 18? Don’t worry! We have a Youth Ambassador Program, and it might be perfect for you!
Head here for everything you need to know about becoming a One Girl Ambassador!
OUR YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
We know how passionate young people are about the planet. And that climate change is top-of-mind for many young Australians. We want young people to feel empowered and hopeful for their future – not anxious and uncertain. That’s why it’s so important for young Australians to have the knowledge and skills they need to understand complicated global issues, and to know that they have the power to create very real change and shape the world they want for their future.
Educating girls reduces infant and maternal mortality, decreases rates of child marriage and teen pregnancy, helps to combat gender-based violence, and improves the livelihoods of entire communities! The ripple effects are incredible – and they’re long-lasting. Plus, Project Drawdown shows us that, when coupled with family planning, educating girls and the empowerment of women is the number one solution to fighting climate change!
So, this year we’ve launched their Youth Ambassador Program to enable young people to create the world they want! The program aims to inspire young people currently completing secondary school and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for girls’ education in their school community.
Our Youth Ambassadors will commit to a $1,500 fundraising goal and aim to engage their teachers, peers, families and friends as part of Do It In A Dress. All Youth Ambassadors will be supported by One Girl to plan and execute a fundraising campaign over term three and four, where they’ll gain important leadership, entrepreneurship, advocacy, project management, and communication skills!
All Youth Ambassadors must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian, as well as a designated teacher willing to support them through the program! We require all One Girl Youth Ambassadors to participate in one of the following in-person training sessions as there is no online training option for Youth Ambassadors in 2019.
Wednesday 7th August 6pm-9pm
Saturday 10th August 10am-1pm, or 2pm-5pm
Saturday 24th August 10am-1pm, or 2pm-5pm
Friday 16th August 6pm-9pm
Saturday 17th August 10am-1pm, or 2pm-5pm
Monday 19th August 6pm-9pm
Tuesday 27th August 6pm-9pm
Saturday 31st August 10am-1pm, or 2pm-5pm
THIS IS HOW YOU RALLY A COMMUNITY
In 2018, the students and staff at Kirrawee High School in NSW raised $15,120 for Do It In A Dress! That’s enough to educate 50 girls! With the leadership of their student Team Captain and One Girl Ambassador, Chelsea Hendra, the school hosted a range of events from Students vs Teachers netball games to performances and dances in school dresses! As School Captain and a player on the school soccer team, Chelsea was already super active in her school community. And she used that opportunity to get her whole school behind her Do It In A Dress campaign – with stunning results.
“I knew becoming an Ambassador would give me the knowledge and skills needed and provide the platform to initiate and lead change within my school.”
So how did Chelsea manage to rally her entire school to Do It In A Dress? She involved her teachers, especially her Principal and she brought her close friends together and created a team!
“Before I became a One Girl Ambassador I thought the challenge of raising $3,000 was impossible but now I know that by having a community that supports your vision and something you are passionate about, anything is possible.”
HOW CAN I APPLY?
Are you ready to join the global movement to make this world a more sustainable and equitable one for everyone by giving girls access to quality education? Then we want to hear from you!
Fill in the application form below, and pay your $35 registration fee* which covers your training materials, your school dress, and fundraising resources!
Let’s do this!
*All fees will be refunded should your application be unsuccessful.