New Horizons is a three year international social action programme created and run by Medway Youth Trust which will raise the aspirations and prospects of young people in Medway. Each year the New Horizons programme supports it’s participants through a series of workshops and a 3 night activity residential (U.K) to prepare them to take part in a three week intensive volunteering programme in a developing country. While abroad the group deliver a unique social action project which is designed to not only improve their individual skills but also benefits the local people and community where they are based. Last year (2015) the group lived and worked in rural Colombia where they spent 3 weeks working on a coffee farm and dairy production company and teaching English language in a school.
Click here to see New Horizons 2015's incredible journey : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnxlnf7hJ8
This year (2016) we will be working with our partners Intercollege to support 15 young people from the Medway area to deliver another unique international social action project in Moldova in October.
New Horizons gives these young people the chance to participate in cultural exchange and gain a new international perspective which will build their confidence, enable them to develop critical life skills and empower them to make a positive difference to their life and the lives of others.
New Horizons participants are young people from Medway who; may face a range of barriers and may otherwise not have had such an opportunity. They are proving with their participation, that any vulnerability large or small isn't an obstacle to achieving great things.
The New Horizons team members spend the months leading up to their departure date fundraising the money required to cover the cost of their place on the programme.
Please contact Sheila Heffernan, New Horizons International Youth Development Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 07769255123 for more info.