YouthBank spreads message across the globe
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s YouthBank project has produced a new publication outlining its ongoing work across the globe.
Training, materials, advice and guidance, have all been provided by CFNI’s YouthBank office in Northern Ireland, which has also facilitated exchange visits for YouthBank members across the globe to share and learn from each other.
Since 2002, YouthBank has been introduced to countries as diverse as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, South Africa and Tajikistan.
The new publication details the amazing work being carried out in all these countries, as well as the work being carried out in Georgia, Palestine, Kazakhstan, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Turkey.
Containing profiles of trainers, grant recipients and coordinators, the new publication is an excellent insight into the YouthBank model, and its ongoing delivery, at all levels.
Vernon Ringland, YouthBank Coordinator at CFNI, said: “We are really pleased to be able to put out this publication and hope it gives people not familiar with the YouthBank model an insight into the amazing work being carried out.
“Despite the diversity in cultures, language, history and traditions, the YouthBank model has been applied internationally in a consistent way and in keeping with the values as expressed in its ‘Golden Rules’.
“The simple formula afford young people the opportunity, whether as grant makers or as participants in projects, to take an active role in community development and to be recognised for their work.
“At the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland we are excited to continue to introduce the YouthBank model across the world and are convinced the success achieved already is just the beginning”.
Please click here to download the YouthBank publication.
The YouthBank Ireland twitter handle is @YouthBankIRE and you can visit the website by clicking here.