Celebrating the Year of Young People 2018 and International Youth Day, the Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Committee is 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.
Have a look at the video below where Gemma, our Youth and Schools Officer, will tell you a bit more about what the Youth Committee will get up to, the benefits of getting involved and how to apply.
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.
IN THE VIDEO YOU SHOULD MENTION:
- why you want to be involved
- what your link is to Malawi
- why you think your partnership with Malawi is important
- You can use our Partnership Principles to help you talk about your link in your video
- 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.
We’re looking for anyone who is classed as a ‘Youth’ member, which means between thee ages of 14 and 24.
You do not need to be a member to apply but we would encourage you to sign up as a member when you apply.
It’s completely free to join as a Youth Member, sign up here >>
Our Youth and Schools Officer, Gemma Burnside, let you know by email by the 20th September if you have been successful.
No. Your video won’t be posted anywhere publicly and will only be viewed by members of the Scotland Malawi Partnership team and Board to help them decide who to pick for the committee.
We’ll likely hold the first meeting during the October break and it will be in Edinburgh.
If you live far away from Edinburgh though, don’t worry, we’ll be able to Skype you into the meeting!
No. Anyone who has a personal or professional link to Malawi can apply, even if you’ve never been before.
No. Filming your video on your phone is absolutely fine as long as we can see and hear you clearly.
Of course we’d encourage you to get creative with it, but we know video editing isn’t everyone's strength! The important bit is what you’re saying.
No. Unfortunately we’re looking for individual applications only. If there is a group of people involved with your link to Malawi, everyone will need to apply on their own if they want to be part of the committee.