YMCA Bolton has been involved with international opportunities for our young people. In the past teams from YMCA Bolton travelled to Romania and Bulgaria, in partnership with RV Projects.
During these RV projects, young people take part in a large volunteering project, for example the young people in Bulgaria renovated a special school. They also took part in some training while over there, to help them to become more employable once they return to the UK.
YMCA Bolton’s young people have also represent England, in democracy and diversity, in Strasbourg in Eastern France. A group of ten young people from across YMCA Bolton’s projects, went over to learn about democracy and diversity in Europe and put across the realities in the UK.
Last June, a group of young people from across England went with YMCA Bolton to Lyon in France, to take part in a project around immigration and refugees, along with young people from France, Bulgaria and Kosovo.