Ubuntu Scotland

Ubuntu Scotland’s vision is to see Scotland recognised as a country with complete equity in education. We can't change a young person’s past, but we can change the consequences this has on their future. Ubuntu Scotland has identified that children, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, are not given the right attention and support in the academic system. Often the specific difficulties they face are ignored as opposed to tackled. We want to see every child leaving school with a set of basic life skills regardless of background, along with the confidence and determination to follow whatever further educational or career path they desire. ​Ubuntu Scotland is determined to put the power into the hands of our young people. We want to provide the ultimate toolkit to allow our young people to be the change they want to see, offering support in five key areas.
Creativity
Workplace
Finance
Mental wellbeing
Social interaction


Current opportunity

This opportunity is to carry out life-skill workshops in primary and secondary schools to inspire the next generation. The work is sessional and you can do as many or as little sessions as you like. We are looking for people with skills and knowledge to share, no matter what it is, as long as it differs from what is already available to children in the usual academic curriculum. Volunteers would be carrying out sessions in whatever way they like, such as through presentations, games or doing team activities. If even one child in the classroom is inspired, then the work is definitely beneficial.