Youth Committee

Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018 and International Youth Day, the Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Committee launched an exciting new project involving 10 young people from across Scotland with links to Malawi.

The Youth Committee will help us to create, plan and coordinate a series of events and competitions to help promote and develop the historic links between young people here in Scotland and in Malawi.

The Committee will run from September 2018 until January 2020.


How will the Committee work?


We’ll have regular meetings at various locations across Scotland so that as many people as possible can attend. If anyone can’t be there physically, we’ll include them virtually using Skype or Whatsapp.


There are a certain number of events that are already planned in. These include things like the Youth Congress which you may have attended this year. 


Aside from these events, the committee will have a lot of freedom to come up with some exciting ways of getting young people involved in the Scotland-Malawi link, like competitions or conferences.


Throughout the time that the committee runs, we’ll work with its members to identify any skills or knowledge that they want to develop to make sure that they get the full benefit of taking part.


Don’t worry if you’re not sure you can commit to the whole time, we will be able to recruit new people to take part if someone has to leave.

How to apply


Fill in the online application form with your details.

If you’re under 18, you’ll need to leave us contact details for a parent/carer/guardian so that we can ask for their consent for you to take part in the next part of the application.


Once we’ve received your application (and your parent/carer/guardian’s consent if it’s needed), we’ll send you the details of how to send your application video to us.


  • why you want to be involved
  • what your link is to Malawi
  • why you think your partnership with Malawi is important


  • Your video should be under 2 minutes long
  • We’ll send you an email to let you know we’ve received your video
  • The deadline for ALL PARTS of the application is the 5pm 6th September.