September 26, 2006

NEWS: Youth Parliament member to be UNICEF youth adviser

Youth Parliament member to be UNICEF youth adviser

A MEMBER of the Devon Youth Parliament from Chawleigh, near Chulmleigh, has
been accepted for a prestigious role that will see him bringing youth issues
to the fore on an international stage.

Alex White, 14, has been accepted as a UNICEF UK Youth Voice Adviser.
Alex applied for one of the prestigious positions in July and, after a
two-stage interview process, was accepted.

His success is all the more impressive as there are only eight Youth
Advisers in the UK and he is the first one from the South West.

Alex said: "I'm so excited as there were only eight people in the whole of
the UK elected, so I'm very privileged!

"We get training on the United Nations Convention on the rights of a child
to be able to understand more about UNICEF and what they do, along with
training in how to run workshops and in public speaking."



Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

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