Exploring Volunteering for Development workshop held in Kiribati

Under our work of Exploring Volunteering for Development, our Program Manager Abitara Tekeke, in collaboration with Kiribati youth organisation YPEER, ran a two-day design workshop with 14 young people. The workshop explored the opportunities and challenges in current peer-based volunteering models, the skills young people have that can be used in volunteering and understanding why young people participate in volunteering.

A key challenge that was highlighted related to local cultures and attitudes towards young people talking about sexual and reproductive health, as well as their impact on community support for these activities.

Abitara is now working with our innovation team and YPEER to develop a concept for a new peer volunteering model that can be explored with community elders, whose support is critical to the success and sustainability of potential models.