PLATFORM2 - Overview


This video showcases some of the highlights of the Platform2 programme which from 2008 - 2011 enabled almost 2000 18 to 25 year-olds to visit a developing country and get involved with global issues of justice and poverty. 

It was funded by UK Ai
d from the
Department for International Development and run by Christian Aid and BUNAC.



A vital part of the programme is the telling of stories once volunteers are back in the UK to raise awareness of the global development issues they encountered while overseas. These activities are continuing.

This website is now another channel for volunteers to share their stories and the global development issues involved.
Read our volunteers' experiences and have a look at our about section where some frequently asked questions are answered.

"I didn't think that people like me could do something like this. I thought it was just for people who were rich… I'd never been on an airplane before. The farthest I'd been was Wales."

Charlotte Singleton, a volunteer youth worker from Manchester, spent 10 weeks teaching in a school in Himachal Pradesh, northern India.

"The people were so amazing – so warm, so welcoming. That's why so many of us want to go back... They talk so highly of all the things we've done for them. We think it was nothing, but they think it's amazing that we took time out to do something for them."
Muna Sheikh, a law student form east London, spent 10 weeks working in a community in Ventanilla, Peru.

If you would like to consider a self-financed volunteer abroad experience, we recommend that you contact Platform2's partner organisation BUNAC. For more information, please visit their website: www.bunacvolunteer.org.


 

Testimonials

"I didn't think that people like me could do something like this. I thought it was just for people who were rich… I'd never been on an airplane before. The farthest I'd been was Wales."
Charlotte Singleton, a volunteer youth worker from Manchester, spent 10 weeks teaching in a school in Himachal Pradesh, northern India.

"The people were so amazing – so warm, so welcoming. That's why so many of us want to go back... They talk so highly of all the things we've done for them. We think it was nothing, but they think it's amazing that we took time out to do something for them."
Muna Sheikh, a law student form east London, spent 10 weeks working in a community in Ventanilla, Peru.