YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN AN EPIC INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY THAT CHALLENGES A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE FACED IN THEIR COMMUNITY
SE1 International provides young people with the opportunity to design an epic international journey that challenges a significant and crucial issue faced in their community, from conflict resolution to citizenship, and from social deprivation to anti-social behaviour.
Through this process, each young person is required to develop links with the overseas youth organisation, arrange travel itineraries, and develop risk assessments, skills which specifically target and improve the young persons’ independence, their ability to cooperate with others, and their decision-making skills. In order to achieve backing for the learning experience, the young people are also asked to think of innovative means of securing funding, which include sponsored events, Midnight Walks, Bicycle Rides and Marathons.
The dynamism and dedication of the youth committee have succeeded developing experiences for young people in their community to The Netherlands, Belfast, North Wales, Morocco, Egypt, Kosovo and Cuba – experiences that have taken them out of their comfort zone; connected them to other cultures and people; and has allowed each of them to reflect on the opportunities that they possess in their own lives.