Voice your Mind

Youth Advocacy Campaign & Conference 2020

War Child enables Youth Ambassadors to become the leaders of their communities and gives them a voice on the topic of Mental

Health Psycho Social Support (MHPSS).


15 Youth will be selected by a Jury of Experts to attend a program of a workshop series to be prepared for creating their own content, raise their voices in front of a bigger audience and activate and strengthen their own communities.


The content created by these Youth Ambassadors will be published in a campaign through War Child and their partners between Jule and October 2020. It will also be used to promote the Online Youth Conference following in October 2020.


In the Online Youth Conference the Youth Ambassadors will be integrated as speakers and positioned to become the leaders of their youth communities.


  • Call for Applications until 6th of June 2020
  • Selection of Youth Ambassadors until 13th of June 2020
  • Communication of Youth Ambassadors until 16th of June 2020
  • Online Workshops for Youth Ambassadors in June / July (tba)
  • Spread Content of Youth Ambassadors though August / September 2020
  • Youth Conference in October 2020

Dannie Quilitzsch & Victoria van Violence

War Child Youth Ambassador Homam

Programme for Youth Ambassadors

  • Workshop 1: Storytelling with Victoria van Violence
  • Workshop 2: Speaker Coaching with Jules Grant
  • Workshop 3: Contenc Creation with Expert (tba)

Programme for Youth Conference

Day 1:

  • Activism with Liza Pflaum (Seebrücke e.V.)
  • Campaigning with Jonas (The Peng Collective)
  • Leadership & Community Building

Day 2:

  • Break Out Session: Inner Workout = What is your personal topic / story?
  • Break Out Session: Create & Innovate = What is your vision?
  • Break Out Session Activate & Inspire = Manifsto & Action Plan


Call for Applications: now open!!!

You can apply if you:

  • are 16 - 25 years old
  • have experienced being a refugee at one point in your life
  • have access to internet or live in an operational / urban area where internet access is available
  • speak English to a point that you can follow, understand and express yourself in English language
  • are motivated to raise your voice and speak for the Youth in front of an audience or in public
  • are excited to co-create change in the community you live in

We also need a photo of you that we can use for SoMe and our website, when we introduce you as our new Youth Ambassador.

How to apply:

Please send an Email to Leonore Bartsch (leo.bartsch@warchild.de) with:

  • your name, contact address, email and age
  • if you are under 18years old, please also send the contact for your legal guardian
  • additional links you want to add, i.e. programmes you have worked on, projects you are involved in
  • a 2 min video telling us who you are, where you live, what you have in your mind and why you want to participate in the program


Applications will be accepted until the 6th of June 2020 – the selection process will start directly after that and we cannot consider later applications.

Download the call for application and share it with your network:

Voice your Mind - call for applications (English)
WCD_Voice your Mind application_final.pd
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Mehr über WAR CHILD


War Child ist eine internationale Expertenorganisation, die bereits seit 25 Jahren Kinder und Jugendliche in und aus Konfliktgebieten unterstützt, eine positive Zukunft zu entwickeln. Unsere Programme legen den Fokus auf Kindesschutz, Bildung und psycho-sozialen Support.


Mit jeder Spende, egal wie groß oder klein, unterstützt du Kinder, die bewaffneten Konflikt erlebt haben. War Child kann als Expertenorganisation evidenzbasierte Programme vorweisen, deren Wirksamkeit wissenschaftlich belegt ist - so ist unser Impact möglichst groß und nachweislich positiv.