“Though many miles lie between them and us we all are brought together through our shared passion for music, dance, art and community spirit. The exchange changed me as a person in so many ways. It made me proud of my island background, improved my confidence and gave me skills which will stay with me forever. If I was to bring anything back to Skye it would the sense of community and belonging in which I experienced within the villages. All the people, young and old, work together with respect for each other, to get things done. They are all proud of their local culture and I felt so honoured to have been able to learn the history of the people and to also share our culture with them.”
(Jonathan Smith, Isle of Skye, Scotland, aged 16)
EU-LAC-MUSEUMS is facilitating an exciting and empowering bi-regional youth exchange between Latin America and Europe. 24 young people: 12 from Costa Rica, 6 from Portugal and 6 from Scotland. Each month, these 24 young people take part in workshops discussing their rural community, identity, heritage, culture whilst building their self-confidence. In between workshops, the young people are encouraged to visit the their local community museums, as well as document their journey through an online blog.
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