Cross cultural exchange?

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Could we use some of the money to fund a group of young people, across different age groups to go abroad on a cross cultural exchange? Perhaps to a less developed country in order to participate in a cross cultrual exchange and carry out some form of volunteering.

I think it'll broaden their experience and knowledge of the world and make them more aware of some of the issues in the world. Perhaps even inspire them to pursue change when they get older?

We could even make it into a competition, perhaps a writing or photography one to pick the group of young people to go abroad?

Why the contribution is important

Learning about different cultures is a hugely rewarding experience, there is nothing quite like it!

And what better way to inspire the 'leaders of the future' than to highlight the issues of development and poverty to them, it might galvanise them to do something about it in the future!

by joebloggs123 on July 01, 2015 at 11:58AM

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  • Posted by janedoe999 July 01, 2015 at 12:35

    Definitely a must do. I went to Cambodia on an international citizen scheme many years ago and it was an eye opener. Made me hugely grateful for what I have! I also currently work as a programme manager for the Schools for Zambia Charity based here in Arlen Hill - so I guess it did shape my future career choices and aspirations!
  • Posted by johnsmith100 July 01, 2015 at 12:47

    Won't it just be a holiday for these kids for these two weeks? Not sure this is the best use of tax payers money...

    Can it not be more like an educational trip to see a volcano, glacier etc and then to learn about them as well?
  • Posted by EricL July 01, 2015 at 12:56

    Cross cultural experiences are always fascinating. Widens our horizon and helps us to view the world with more altruistic eyes in my opinion. Helps us understand it's 'not all about us'. I think this this a great idea.
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