School Ambassador Program

To help us reach our goal of adding 1 million voices to our cause, we have created a program for high school students to get involved. This program has been designed to help students develop their personal and professional skills while also learning how to empower themselves and their peers to create change in their wold.

By getting involved with the program, students can:

Personal development

  • Improve leadership skills
  • Connect with a cause and their community
  • Contribute to and understand the benefits of collective action
  • Feel empowered to create change in the world
  • Contribute to building community
  • Feel a sense of purpose
  • Build empathy and connection to a cause

Professional development

  • Gain volunteer experience
  • Project management skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Student will be provided with a reference from the CEO of Essential Need
  • Gain skills and experience that can be added to university, TAFE and scholarship applications and employment resumes

How does the program work?

We ask students to learn about the issue of extreme water poverty and give a presentation to their peers. The aim of the presentation is to educate the audience about the problems caused by extreme water poverty and how we might work together to solve this issue. The goal for the student is to drive attendees of the presentation to ‘add their voice’ to the cause via our website.

What do we provide?

We provide the student with:

  • A toolkit to help walk them through what they need to consider in order to give the presentation (where they will hold it, when, who they will invite, how will they invite them etc).
  • Communication tools such as email and invitation templates
  • The presentation

What do teachers need to do?

As a teacher, we would like you to:

  • Encourage your students to participate in the program
  • Provide/direct students to the toolkit and presentation
  • Support students to prepare for the presentation and help them with any challenges they encounter organising the event
  • Encourage students to feed back on the experience. Some ideas might be to present to their class, write and publish a blog article, speak to their local newspaper, publish something on their social media networks

What happens afterwards?

After the students have presented, they have the option to continue as an ambassador for Essential Need by joining our wider Ambassador program.

You can find out more about this program here.

We would also love to hear any feedback or improvement ideas you might have. Please email us at


Essential Need student presentation

Student toolkit

Email and invitation template

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