Rise To The Challenge
Do you have what it takes to rise to the challenge, create empathy for the homeless and collect items for vulnerable communities? The School SleepOut initiative is looking for 18 dynamic young South Africans from across the country, from Grades 7 to 11, to apply. Two students from each province in South Africa will be appointed as ambassadors to promote their respective schools to participate in their own School SleepOut event.
The School SleepOut calls for school learners and teachers to spend a night outdoors at their school grounds, gaining empathy for the homeless and collecting items for those less fortunate . The School SleepOut takes place in solidarity with The CEO SleepOut, which sees Business Leaders, influencers and decision makers sleep on the streets, raising funds for selected primary beneficiaries. This year the SleepOut movement promises to be even more profound and even more significant than ever. On Wednesday 18 July 2018 as South Africa and the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday, Schools across the country will host their own Nelson Mandela School SleepOut – Empowered By Liliesleaf on their school grounds.
School SleepOut Ambassador
As part of your Ambassador duties, you will need to join us for a briefing session in Johannesburg, on the afternoon of 9 May 2018. Here you will meet your fellow Ambassadors from around the country and gain the information you need to go out and be a successful Ambassador and spokesperson for change!
On 10 May 2018 you will need to make your debut as Ambassadors, at the main event’s media launch to take place in Johannesburg on 10 May 2018. You will receive the correct School SleepOut Ambassador attire for this event which will be used by you when undertaking any Ambassador duties on behalf of The CEO SleepOut or The School SleepOut.
How To Apply
Chat to your parents first. They need to give the go-ahead before you may apply. Tell your school about why they should get involved and why you would make a great ambassador. Once you get a thumbs up from your parents and school, you can fill in this application form no later than 03 May 2018 at 17:00.