It is really exciting to be part of such a valuable project. In recent years there has been a lot of publicity about migration across much of Europe and the UK. Often, little thought is given to those who make these journey’s alone, seeking to make a new life in places as fortunate as Devon.
As youth-led organisations, Space* & Young Devon value young people whoever they are and wherever in life they are from. For me the chance to support the volunteers in Devon, who are helping unaccompanied asylum seeking children make the best of the opportunities our county has to offer, is incredible.
Learning about the young people’s aspirations and working alongside them to overcome any barriers will be challenging, but rewarding for all of those involved. We have a committed & dynamic team and already we have people interested in being a volunteer – the coming months are going to prove even more exciting… just watch this space!!