WCIA announced as Taith Champion for Youth Sector

WCIA is delighted to have been chosen as Taith Champion for the youth sector across Wales.

Taith aims to take Wales to the World and the World to Wales, and is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged between 16-25 to take part in an international exchange. Gaining valuable experiences, insights, skills and knowledge that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The Taith Champions role is designed as a new iteration to the Sector Organising Bodies pilot initiative, which is now coming to an end. The call for Taith Champions invited organisations from eligible sectors with Wales-wide reaching networks and demonstrable experience in engaging with and supporting organisations within their sectors to apply.

Susana Galván, Executive Director of Taith said: “We are very much looking forward to working with WCIA… who, in their role as Taith Champions, will complement the work of the Taith Programme Executive, focusing specifically on engaging those organisations with little or no experience and with less resource available, and those working with the most disadvantaged, those from underrepresented groups and those with disabilities and/or Additional Learning Needs.

Susie Ventris-Field, WCIA Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to continue working with CWVYS and the Taith team to ensure as many young people as possible, from across all backgrounds, have the opportunity for life-changing international exchange between Wales and the world. We believe these opportunities provide a unique personal development opportunity for young people, and create intercultural links, lifelong connections and solidarity between people across the world, ultimately contributing to peace. We’re committed to working with youth sector organisations to enable them to develop and deliver Taith applications that are tailored to the young people they work with, and to help them to build both the systems and confidence to successfully coordinate international mobilities.”

If you’re involved in the youth sector in Wales, whether that be as an organiser, facilitator, youth work or member, and would like to learn more about how Taith can help your group participate in an international exchange. Get in touch with us at danielmapatac@wcia.org.uk to learn more

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