This year, I’ve been accepted into the Youth Ambassador Program for the World Literacy Foundation. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter then you’re probably seen me mention it already. Today I wanted to talk a little bit more about why I’m a youth ambassador.
You can probably guess that reading and writing are very important to me. A few of you might know that education and learning are also really important to me. It’s not just important for me either—nothing brings me greater joy that convincing someone to read or helping someone learn something new.
It’s mainly for that reason that I applied for this ambassadorship. I want everyone in the world to get the chance to fall in love with reading, writing and learning like I did.
The World Literacy Foundation is helping make that wish become a reality. I can’t express how honoured I am to have the chance to work with them to achieve that. I honestly believe that WLF is a great foundation, and I would still support them even if I wasn’t a youth ambassador.
For those of you who might not know, the WLF work around the world to help improve literacy rates. For example, here in Australia, they supply books and educational supplies to Indigenous communities. One day, I hope to get the chance to volunteer in those sorts of areas whether it’s with WLF or through something else. Obviously, the Australian projects are close to my heart but you can see a full list of their projects here.
For now, I’m sticking with advocating for higher literacy rates, so there will be many more posts from me talking about these issues in the coming months. I know a lot of you would be interested in supporting and learning more about this cause, so you can find the WLF on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook here. If you haven’t already (and if you are able), please consider donating via my MyCause link.