Discovery project runner up in prestigious youth work awards

Swansea University’s Discovery project, which links Wales to Zambia, has been awarded a runner up trophy in the Youth Work Excellence Award 2012.

The Discovery project was nominated for its Outstanding Contribution to Global Citizenship. Over the last two years Discovery has developed the Swansea-Siavonga Partnership. The project is an excellent model of a geographical connection, allowing people in both Swansea and Siavonga to explore different lifestyles and approaches to shared but different experiences of family life, health, the environment, nutrition and poverty. 

Discovery Award

 The Awards ceremony, organised by the Welsh Government, took place at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens.

The Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert was at the event to present awards to some of the winners and said, “The wide variety of projects that have been nominated for these awards shows the depth and breadth of work they do. Projects like these are also a great opportunity for young people to have a go at something new or learn a skill that could help them with their future education or career.”

Simon Weston OBE also attended to hand out awards and Only Boys Aloud sang.  Eleven awards were handed out to individual efforts and projects alike and Discovery was awarded a trophy as one of the final three in their category.

Discovery award 2

The project continues to establish links between Swansea and Siavonga with applications now being taken for the 2012 group of 10 students who will have the opportunity to visit the Zambian community. To apply for go to


Awards 1 photo details:  Left to Right: Heini Evans, Tiffany Adam, Chris Watson, Chanai Operanta, Tom Lloyd, Lindsay Haywood & Nadine Loftus
Awards 2 photo details: Left to Right: Nadine Loftus, Chris Watson, Lindsay Haywood, Simon Weston, Heini Evans, Tom Lloyd