FAQs: Digital Grassroots Ambassadors Program

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On 10th January 2018, we published a call to action inviting young people between the ages 14 and 29 to be Digital Grassroots Ambassadors. To date, we have received over 700 applications. Successful participants will be notified on 15th February 2018.

We received some common questions:-

Q: Can I apply if I'm 13 turning 14, or 29 years old turning 30 this year?

No. Our program is open to persons who are already 14 years old at the time of application, and are not turning 30 in 2018.


Q: Do I need to pay a fee to be part of this program?

There is no fee associated with this program in any form or at any part of the process. We will only appreciate a commitment of time.


Q: When and where will the program take place?

The program begins in mid-February and ends in April. All interaction will be done online via the internet except for community engagement.



Q: What will the required community engagement involve?

Community engagement is about sharing some information from the program to others within your social circles. It is a requirement of the program and does not involve any money to perform successfully.


Q: How long is the program, and how many hours am I expected to complete?

The program is 7 to 8 weeks long. An average of 4 to 8 hours per week.


Q: Who are the people behind this program?

The program has been developed by Youth@IGF Internet Society's 2017 fellows.


Q: When will the next opportunity be published?

We plan to host 3 cohorts per year, and will announce the respective dates in due time. Person's shortlisted from the 1st cohort applications may be invited to attend the following one. Shortlisted candidates will be announced on 15th February 2018 as well.



If your question has not been answered here, please leave a comment and we will answer it accordingly.

Don't forget to apply here. The deadline is 30th January 2018.



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