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Youth of Differences Ambassador (YODA)


Youth of Differences Ambassador (YODA) aims to transform the youth of differences into Inclusive Ambassadors to promote an inclusive campus. Ambassadors will experience a series of knowledge learning, coaching support, plan and execute inclusive event. These are expected to be benefited in terms of personal growth including enhancing self-esteem, self-image, and empathy. 

Program Period: 2022-23 and 2023-24 (2 cohorts)
Sponsored by: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong
Target: Aged 13-16 Secondary Students 



Experiential Learning

– Develop an empathetic and inclusive mindset through dark workshop and silence workshop

Ability Enhancement

– Set short-term and long-term life goals
– Learn more about People of Difference*
– Build up confidence and step out of the comfort zone
– Cultivate a positive attitude towards career and study
– Enhance self-esteem, self-image, and empathy etc.

1-to-1 Coaching

– Provide personalised coaching and support to their career planning, to foster inner growth by deepening self-understanding, as well as initiating mental, behavioral and emotional changes
– Be a coordinator between the ambassador and DIDF during internship 

Inclusive Job shadowing in DIDF 

– Give ambassador job shadowing experience and challenges under an inclusive environment 
– Help ambassadors start their career planning 
– Nurture a positive learning attitude and understand a real-life work culture 

Inclusive Campus Project

– Design and execute an inclusive project at the ambassadors’ school
– Develop a suitable and proactive team-working model
– Experience real job pressure