I would like to introduce you to Graham an undergraduate student at the University of Cumbria who his completing last minute arrangements before flying out to Brazil on Sunday. The ‘Living and Learning ‘ community in Rio and and the ‘Development for All ‘ community in Cristino are the context for his research thesis based on Youth Development. A key feature of Grahams methodology is reflective practice which he is going to share with us through his blog.
I met Graham for the second time on Friday when time allowed us the luxury of learning a little more about what had led him to this point in his life and particularly to his interest in the welfare of young people. His multi-coloured trainers might have been the simple answer, but Graham told a much more interesting story of how the people he had met, especially during challenging times of his life continue to be his inspiration. I am looking forward to following his research and hearing his reflections.