Jonathan and Martin
Martin and I were lucky enough to take part in international projects as young people ourselves, through an organisation called UNA Exchange in Wales.
Through the worldwide network of organisations they’re a part of, we got to volunteer on locally-led projects in countries. The world was opened up to us through working with other young folks from lots of different countries. What was even more exciting for me was seeing the projects that UNA Exchange co-ordinated in Wales – bringingvolunteers from overseas to help local charities with their work.
We were hooked. And returning home in 2007, we saw how connecting Scotland up to these fantastic international opportunities and networks could bring so many benefits to young people and organisations here.
This was the start of Xchange Scotland…