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 18 - 25 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 email@example.com.
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;
The SMP’s first School Partnership Awards
‘Win £500 to host an event celebrating your partnership’ competition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 18 - 25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.