The 'Power Play' Youth Engagement Project

The ‘Power Play’ Youth Engagement Project, created by David Livingstone Birthplace, will support local young people and offer opportunities to increase their skills, confidence, employability, and sense of belonging within their communities.

The project will bring together a core group of young people, aged 12 - 25 years old, to develop new projects as part of a youth committee supported by museum staff. They will explore the museum collection to learn more about themes from Livingstone’s heritage, including decolonisation and climate change, as well as wider topics of their choice.

The youth committee will meet regularly at the museum and will decide how to develop their skills. Activities will involve social media takeovers, a community art project, hosting celebration events at the museum, and public speaking opportunities.

Recruitment for the David Livingstone Birthplace Youth Committee will begin in 2022. Please check back soon for details on how to apply.

For further information about the project, please contact:

Funding for ‘Power Play’ has been awarded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund, with additional support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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