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PLATFORM2 COMES TO LIVERPOOL!
On 29 January 2009, youngsters from Liverpool will get the chance to go to a free music and recruitment event at Bumper, Liverpool, hosted by Platform2, an overseas volunteering scheme for 18-25 year olds. The event from 7-9pm will feature a live set from Bristol upstarts ‘Let’s Tea Party.’
Platform2, funded by the Department for International Development and run by Christian Aid, BUNAC and Islamic Relief, offers young people who would not normally be able to afford the opportunity to volunteer in South Africa, Ghana, Peru or India for 10 weeks free of charge.
At the event guests will have the chance to chat to Platform2 volunteers about living and working in a developing country. Interactive displays will showcase some of the activities applicants could experience such as teaching English in India, building latrines for a school in Peru, and working on a conservation site in South Africa.
When they return from their trip, volunteers will attend a 3-day workshop and go on to share their Platform2 experiences with their local community, friends and relatives through a variety of mediums including art, photography, music, poetry, blogs, journalism and film at events around the country. Raising awareness of the development issues faced by the countries they visited means volunteers will continue to make a difference by giving those communities a voice in the UK.
Platform2 not only allows participants to experience a new culture and make a real difference in a developing country, but also to make new and lasting friendships with other young people from across the UK.
Laura Brumfitt, volunteer from Wavertree in Liverpool, says:
‘My trip to South Africa with Platform2 has given me so much confidence. I did things I never thought I could do – like working with children who spoke all different languages and came from completely different backgrounds from me. I have so many more things to put on my CV now that I’m back and it’s made me much more motivated – I feel I have a lot to offer now and looking forward to my future!’
Capacity at Bumper is limited so please arrive early as spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open at 19.00
PLATFORM 2 WITH LET’S TEA PARTY
BUMPER 14-18 HARDMAN STREET
29 JANUARY 2009
19:00 - 21:00
For more information on Platform2, or to apply, visit www.myplatform2.com or call 0800 988 6828.