EMA Youth Ambassadors
The EMA Youth Ambassador programme has produced a group of young environmental stewards. They are seen as the ‘youth arm’ of the EMA and promote environmental awareness to their peers by performing skits on topics such as natural disasters, wetlands and waste reduction. They also volunteer their time to assist the EMA at exhibitions and have been present at the following events:
- Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project’s Gayap
- IAMovement’s Climate March
- International Coastal Clean-up
- Nature Seekers’ Beach Clean-up
- San City Green Expo
- UWI Orientation Week
- The group was awarded a National Youth/Community Organisation Award at the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development’s National Youth Awards in 2012, where three YA were also finalists for individual awards.
- The YA skit ‘Halfway Green’ was developed into a twelve-minute film and remains a crowd pleaser.
- The EMA YA held a full-length, free concert, showcasing their skits, to a packed auditorium, at the Queen’s Hall in 2012. It was titled OMG (Orient My Generation).
Becoming an EMA Youth Ambassador
Successful completion of the EMA Youth Workshop and subsequent volunteering with the EMA’s education outreach activities over a six-month, probationary period results in young persons becoming EMA Youth Ambassadors. An individual may be an EMA Youth Ambassador until the age of 25.