Our Youth Committee

Our Youth Committee represents the voice of the wider SMP Youth Membership. The committee influences and shapes the SMP’s wider work, ensuring that it includes and embraces issues most relevant to young people now and in the future.

Aged 14-24 years old, our SMP Youth Committee members come from all over Scotland and each holds a keen interest in Malawi. We plan, co-ordinate and pioneer SMP’s Youth led activities, helping to promote and develop the historic links between young people here in Scotland and in Malawi. We make things happen!

Our Youth Committee stand as SMP representatives and show how young people can have a voice and impact in International Development.

Youth Committee activities can include

  • Sharing valuable youth perspectives

  • Collaborating and connecting with peers in Malawi

  • Co-creating SMP events

  • Representing the SMP at workshops or other events

  • Copywriting for national newspapers

  • Running our own Instagram channel @Scotmalawiyouth

  • Planning and launching competitions

The SMP are currently reviewing recruitment processes for the Youth Committee, and will advertise here as soon as any spaces are open.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Youth Committee, we welcome you to contact our Youth and Schools Officer at youth@scotland-malawipartnership.org.

Youth Committee led Events

The Youth Committee co-create and lead on a wide range of SMP events from designing programmes, choosing speakers and facilitators, to running our own social media channels and hosting live sessions.

Events so far include;

Youth Event videos

SMP Youth Congress 2019
SMP School Partnership Awards 2019

Supported by our Safeguarding Committee, we are working to keep everyone as safe as possible online. If you have any safeguarding questions or suggestions to improve our practice, please contact our Youth & Schools Officer at youth@scotland-malawipartnership.org

Youth Workshops

The Youth Committee are available to offer their input and to collaborate on the design and delivery of schools’ workshops.

So far, the Youth Committee have collaborated with The David Livingstone Trust Birthplace Project to design two separate workshops exploring the heritage and shared cultural links between Malawi and Scotland.

If you are interested in working with us to develop or deliver your own resources or project do get in touch with our Youth and Schools Officer at youth@scotland-malawipartnership.org.

Youth Committee Instagram

Make sure to follow our SMP Youth Committee’s very own Instagram channel: @scotmalawiyouth Youth led and run, keep in touch with what’s going on for young people in Scotland and Malawi today!

Joining the Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is for anyone in Scotland with a keen interest in Malawi, and aged 14-24 years old. To be a member you will be excited to represent the voices of others, committed to an ambitious young team, eager to share your passions and ready to make a difference!

SMP are currently reviewing recruitment processes for the Youth Committee, and will advertise here as soon as any spaces are open.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Youth Committee in general, we welcome you to contact our Youth and Schools Officer youth@scotland-malawipartnership.org.

Thank you

The Youth Committee was formed in September 2018 with the support of the YOYP 2018 National Lottery fund. We would like to thank players of the National Lottery for supporting our activities that continue to this day.