Background

Police Scotland is currently running a project in Malawi. This involves 3 young people from Scotland (aged 16&17 yrs.) travelling to Blantyre, Malawi between; 18th and 27thJune 2020 focusing their efforts on addressing climate change.

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

These young people are members of an organisation, funded and delivered by Police Scotland called, ‘Police Scotland Youth Volunteers’ (PSYV).PSYV is a community engagement programme, designed to build trust between young people, communities and the Police service. Established in 2013, there are now 43 groups and over 1500 members, volunteering alongside the Police in Scotland.

More information about PSYV can be found at;

https://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/police-scotland/police-scotland-youth-volunteers-scheme

United Nations Sustainable Goals

The 3 young people who travel to Malawi in June are working hard right now on climate-based projects, which fit with the United Nations Sustainable Goals agenda.  Information on this can be found at;

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

Opportunity

Through MaSP, Police Scotland therefore invites applications from suitably qualified 3 young Malawians who will pair the fellow Scottish young people, from the same age group, during the time that they are here in Blantyre.  This group would then work and travel together as a team for that week, helping the Scottish young people to deliver and present their programmes to local groups and schools here in Malawi.

This is an amazing opportunity to meet people from a different culture, exchange ideas and have some fun and social time together.  A joint trip is also planned to a Safari park.

Selection criteria

  • Aged 16 or 17 years in June 2020
  • Have an interest in climate change
  • Have a knowledge/understanding of the UN Sustainable Goals
  • Be available to partner with the young people from Scotland in June 2020.
  • Have good communication skills

If you would like to get involved in this, please contact: rmaluwa@malawiscotlandpartnership.org 

 ATT. Police Scotland application

 By Friday the 17th of January

We will then invite you to come to a meeting to find out more information. 

Thank you!

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