St Helens Community Empowerment Network recently visited Egypt and Jordan while social and political changes were taking place.
Egypt in particular was changing due to the effects of the "Arab Spring".
"It was really inspirational to see groups of young people following the same activities as part of the Active Citizens training workshops and the connection between the local and global aspects of the programme could not have been illustrated better.
"During our visit we witnessed a mix of people involved in the programme from different ages and religious backgrounds and it was enlightening to talk to some of the staff in how they had utilised Active Citizens not only for the development of community leadership but how religious tensions had been helped by the development and delivery of the programme by bringing different groups together to talk about common problems and community issues."
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