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Reflections from The UK PARTICIPANTS “As a person I feel that I’ve gained a much deeper understanding of life and how we choose to live it. It was inspiring top see the incredibly hard work that the people on our programme, A.YA and my peers in the Vessel. All people that want to learn, better themselves, help others and give love. This journey has massively developed my abilities of self reflection and sharing. My field is international relations and global development and this journey has really helped me to see first hand the effects of colonialism on a nation. I would most definitely recommend this journey to anyone I love it is an eye, heart and soul opener and I only hope I have given enough in this programme to help the participants in the long term.” - Soraya “I have gained some more peace within myself. Being part of a dedicated hard working team has given me some much needed hope for humanity. This journey has highlighted some improvements I need to make in the way that I work and deal with some situations. It has also given me more knowledge and different perspective on how I approach assignments. Of course I would recommend this journey I believe it is necessary for the majority of people I have felt myself and seen others grow in this short time.” - Poppy “I feel that the experience has helped me become a little bit of a leader and more of an upfront and more confidant person over all.”- Elijah “The experience has helped develop my confidence with presentation and working with larger groups and taken my working knowledge of peer-learning and group work out of the London arena, developed it further to take back to London and to other countries.I am pursuing research in Tanzania and Madagascar this year and will use the lessons learned on this opportunity to inform my approach with young people in their respective communities.In the future, I hope to return to continue my research in the Gambia, investigating the nature of communication between participants, volunteers and staff in youth work, perhaps with the same young people in a peer learning capacity.” - Camelia

“This experience has reminded me about the great potential that all young people have and the reason why youth work and such educational programmes like this are of such value. It has also reminded me of why I got involved in youth work in the first place and the fired up motivation I had to be involved in positive change. The Vessel programme does not just represent charity work; it represents much more than this in the context of educational exchange and development for the benefits of all parties involves. We all have something significant to learn from each other but need a foundation to build upon by way of positive action to create shared practices which could be replicated in other countries. I think the this Kori programme has the potential to provide a blueprint for this and I, for one, found my participation in this programme invaluable and will continue to support its development in any way that I can.” - Veronica “I came to Gambia with an open mind and have gained better self reflection and have built on my network within the arts and music communities. It has shown me how important it is to be practising as an artist in order to be relevant and relatable to the participants. This is a great opportunity for new experiences.” - Sheila

Numbers On this project the 14 strong Vessel team worked with 294 people

73 in the main programme

8 in our training programme

15 extra participants in the satellite programmes

198 people in our partner projects

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