New project opens up the world to young

Paula Hurrell, coordinator of Project Revolution:Youth for South Holland youngsters aged 11-30.
Paula Hurrell, coordinator of Project Revolution:Youth for South Holland youngsters aged 11-30.

South Holland youngsters are being offered life-changing experiences by a new project aimed at inspiring 11 to 30-year-olds from the area.

Project Revolution:Youth is a group working on regional, national and international projects with the aim of giving young people facing a variety of problems a chance to improve themselves.

Five young people from areas including Holbeach, Pinchbeck and Sutterton, went on a ten-day exchange trip to Hungary last month as part of the project where they learned traditional handicraft skills and lived with teenagers from countries such as Armenia, Georgia and Moldova.

Project co-ordinator Paula Horrell (22), of Holbeach, said: “The exchange was funded by Youth in Action, an international organisation that works with disadvantaged young people aged between 11 and 30, introducing them to different cultures across Europe.

“The event in Hungary was a celebration of partnership and entrepreneurship where young people could use different skills to make something of themselves.

“Six other countries were involved in the programme which allowed the youngsters to experience both eastern and western European cultures through creative arts.”

About 35 young people from South Holland are involved in Project Revolution:Youth which has applied to host the next international exchange event in Spalding next year.

Paula said: “In this area, most young people who are born here tend to stay here but some want to have the same amount of choices as a young person living in one of the big UK cities.

“We’re a group of young people who want to support other young people by sharing the idea that there are opportunities out there.”

The group is planning a number of training events and for more details, call Paula on 07715 234802.”