Global Advocate Fellowship

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Program Description

The Global Advocate Program (GAP) is a competitive, professional training where you gain first-hand experience and make a positive impact in the world! We partner with Community Based Organizations to create community initiated sustainable development projects. If you want to get involved with Mama Hope and experience transformational work on the ground in Sub-Saharan Africa, Guatemala or India, then the GAP could be for you!

The GAP lasts 9 months (3 month phases):
(1) US Training, Fundraising, and Project Development
Include sessions on project development, human centered design, fundraising, and more. Training kicks off with a 5 day orientation. Advocates are paired with a project in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Guatemala or India focused on one of Mama Hope's six program areas: clean water, agriculture and food security, health care, education, or youth development. The Advocate's primary focus is running a fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 towards their project. They communicate with their partner communities to formulate a detailed work plan.
(2) In-­Country Field Experience and Project Execution
Advocates work alongside community leaders to oversee project implementation, document the progress of their program objectives and broadcast their life-changing experiences with blogs, photos, and videos.
(3) US Program Management, Evaluation, and Reporting
Advocates are paired with new Advocates to share techniques and up to date knowledge of the pro


The Global Advocate Fellowship is unlike any other program of its kind. Global Advocates change lives and in the process are forever changed themselves.
You will participate in a carefully constructed program that provides instructional career training, real leadership opportunity and hands-on experience.
You will leave the program with an attractive resume complete with your recent training, skills and accomplishments, as well as professional recommendations and resources.

Class 14 of our Global Advocate Program starts in September, 2017. Applications open on May 1, 2017. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS July 15, 2017.


At least 21 years of age
Nine Month commitment
Stable health conditions
Some language skills
Travel experience

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What`s Included

Professional Training: Advocates are trained in project management, fundraising, servant leadership, storytelling, monitoring & evaluation, reporting, grant writing, marketing, connected development & mentorship
Hands-on Experience: 3 months of work experience on the ground
Global Impact: Advocates build a community-initiated project that will change lives for generations.

Program Locations

San Francisco, United States

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Program Details

Mama Hope
  • United States: San Francisco
Throughout the year
6-12 months
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