Youth links between Scotland and Malawi have a clear role to play as they allow young people in both countries to share ideas and advice, offer support and develop friendships that allow reciprocal learning for years to come.
Youth partnerships embody the two ethos of the SMP: people-to-people links and partnership.
The people-to-people approach is one of mutual respect and solidarity, which rejects the traditional model of wealthy countries dictating to poorer countries. Youth partnerships that are built on mutual respect, shared experiences and shared learning, are contributing to a more globally aware youth in both nations.
We know how easy it is to fall in love with Malawi, we all have! And we know how passionate our Youth members feel about Malawi, the links they have with the country and the friendships they have with Malawians. We also know that, when our Youth members meet up they find they have a lot in common and can learn from each other about how to move their links forward. That's why we make sure we have regular youth meet ups, send out Youth newsletters and hold events throughout to year to encourage our youth members to meet each other.
Connecting the youth
Whether you want to find out about volunteering opportunities, get fundraising ideas, get advice for trips to Malawi, get ideas for university exchanges or curriculum-based learning at school, speak to one of our youth members about their Malawi links, you have come to the right place!
And don't forget that Youth membership is free so join us today and let us support your Malawi journey.