Ten2Ten – French Exchange Programme for Young People in West Dunbartonshire

The Ten2Ten group are a group of 10 young people from West Dunbartonshire who are involved in a project that aims to maintain social ties with a French town of Beauvoisin and open the young people to the world of diversity of cultures.

Ten2Ten were set up by Streetlinks to organise the French exchange as the first part of the programme when the 10 Scottish young people spent 10 days with their French counterparts in the Centre 81 in Garelochhead Ten2Ten French Exchangewhile participating in a range of environmental, cultural, outdoors and leisure events and activities to learn as much about the Scottish culture, and in particular in West Dunbartonshire. They visited the Dumbarton Castle, Edinburgh, Glasgow Transport Museum, Titan Crane in Clydebank and went for walks around the area.

The Ten2Ten group are hoping to go over to the south of France to carry out the second part of the exchange in summer this year. To do this the group have to raise money and have already taken part in a bag pack and raised over £50, but they need as much money and as much help as possible. They meet regularly to plan their fundraising activities and create promotional material that will help them get sponsors for their return visit in July.

The group have also taken up the chance to a participate in the University of Glasgow Activate course, run by Community Links Scotland in Arrochar and Garelochhead over January and February, to enhance their knowledge to help them take a strategic approach in ensuring the second phase of the French exchange programme goes ahead.

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