Inspirational People | Who do you admire and why?

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We can be inspired by the actions and achievements of others in ways that can help us make a success of our own lives. Inspirational people can be found in all walks of life with many identified in our inspire>aspire: Global Citizens in the Making programme. Here you will find information on outstanding individuals who are admired by young people in Scotland and have been chosen for their character, virtues, ideals or values. We will also be featuring stories of inspirational people we meet throughout Scotland. 

Huge congratulations to Tommy Whitelaw who has been awarded the British Citizen’s Award for services to healthcare. Tommy is a truly tireless campaigner and travels throughout the UK to raise awareness for dementia and promote a better understanding of what it means to be a carer.

Ginsberg: Our Team Character

Written by | Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ginsberg is a free online tool to help people understand themselves better and take more ownership of their emotional health and mental wellbeing. Due to be launched into open beta at the end of October 2014, the project is a partnership between the Scottish Government, NHS 24 and New Media Scotland.

EDEN Mozambique

Written by | Thursday, 28 August 2014

EDEN Mozambique (EDEN is short for Education in English) is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Louise Magill Nhabomba originally of Auchtertool, Fife. The primary aim of the organisation is to provide English lessons - free of charge and without any restrictions on age or prior education - to children and adults of the Barra peninsula, Mozambique.

Malala Yousafzai

Written by | Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Below is an exert from Kerra Mowat of North Berwick High School's inspire>aspire poster featuring the inspirational Malala Yousafzai. 

Over the past year, 56,000-plus young people throughout Scotland and the other 71 Commonwealth Nations and Territories participating in our project inspire>aspire: Global Citizens in the Making have been asked to reflect on their character and values, drawing upon an inspirational figure to help develop future aspirations.

Natasha's upcoming African adventure!

Written by | Thursday, 14 August 2014

Natasha Hallett(25) of Edinburgh is preparing to embark on a life-changing experience in Ghana, where she will be volunteering with the UK-Government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) on an international development project for 7-months.

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