Alexandra (Alex) is from Germany. Over the past five years she was based in the UK – first volunteering in England, and then studying in Scotland. She also joined the network of EuroPeers to spread the word about European mobility opportunities for youth and took part in various international projects and training courses. Alex is now in Germany, spending time with her family until the lockdown is over. Here she reflects on how staying connected is now more important than ever.
“It is the time to look beyond the local and to foster our international connections.
‘Acting for Inclusion’ provided an opportunity for participants to engage in open dialogue, regarding topics such as multi-ethnic coexistence, xenophobia, structural racism, and refugees. Shovi was amongst young people involved in this project – here’s what she told us!
In 2019 I stumbled upon a last call to attend a project called ‘Acting for Inclusion’ whilst scrolling through an Erasmus+ Facebook page. Within two weeks, I found myself in Luton airport, anxiously awaiting a flight to Greece with three strangers.
Twenty two year old Charlotte from London joined RSBC in early 2016 having been diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). She travelled to Strasbourg for 2018's European Youth Event to share her experiences.
Charlotte started her journey at Royal Society for Blind Children by attending Social & Peer and Health & Well-being groups before joining the RSBC Youth Forum, where she uses her experience of sight loss to support others going through the same thing.