New Horizons is a three year international social action programme 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 and dairy farm and teaching English language in a school. This year we are developing plans to deliver a New Horizons social action project in Moldova in October 2016.
There are 15 amazing young people from the Medway area and surrounding area taking part this year. In June this year the 2016 group have had the pleasure to announce that MYT had succesfully secured an Erasmus + bid to cover the cost of their flights, basic accomodation and food while they are completing their project in Moldova. As the operational costs are now covered the group have now set themselves a new fundraising target of £3,000 which will be directly spent on materials required to deliver an exceptional social action project helping a worthy local charity in Moldova. Along the way on their fundraising journey there will no doubt be ups and downs... but with their passion and positive attitude the group are determined to raise £3,000 by the time they depart for Chisinau in October!
The 3 week New Horizons experience will give these 15 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.
You can support the team reach their £3,000 target by sponsoring us through this link!!! Thank you!!