Littlehampton Rangers & Litomerice Scouts Exchange
Start date: Feb 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
40 members aged 14 - 20 years from the Scout and Guide organisations in the UK and the Czech Republic are taking part in a joint project to promote inter-cultural dialogue and cultural awareness between both groups and use their discoveries as a base for a Czech / UK Cultural Awareness Day for the local community.
They will develop their friendships, communication and language skills while camping and taking part in many adventurous, sporting and creative activities at an international camp in the Peak District. This will be followed by a home hospitality phase with their choice of cultural visits and the joint organisation of a Czech/ UK Cultural Day in the coastal town of Littlehampton in order to help promote a positive communal experience and combat some of the zenophobic attitudes towards the Eastern European immigrant population in the town. This project should have the result of increasing the participants own personal and social development, give them a great sense of achievement and widen their horizons which will help with employment and further education prospects in the future. Previous participants in a similar project have gone on to participate in further international volunteering projects and developed their skills and experience to become leaders, providing opportunities for more young people to develop in the same way.
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