Category Archive: Young People

Nov 08

Youth work in a time of change in England

Over the last eight years, our neighbourhoods and communities in England have seen severe cuts to services we rely on. This includes cuts to local authority funded youth work in England of about 65%, alongside similar cuts in funding to voluntary youth organisations. Youth work faces difficult times with these cuts and lack of political …

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Nov 23

The Participation Cake

Thilo, my good friend and ex-colleague, is doing some long term volunteering with Amantani in Ccorca Peru (see Thilo’s blog). I have come out to join him for two weeks and to run some participation workshops for the tutors here. Through Thilo’s volunteering, Amantani workers have been thinking about how to increase young people participation …

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Jun 24

Empowerment and Participation of Young People in Ccorca, Peru

Blog-post by Thilo Boeck It has been a month since I have started to work with Amantani, an NGO based in Ccorca. Ccorca is the only rural, Quechua district in the province of Cusco, with a population of approximately 2,500 spread across 8 small communities. Nestled high in the Andes at an altitude of 3,600m, …

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