Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has today praised youth led community project, Voice Of My Own, on the launch of their web based community TV station following a visit to meet the group in Galashiels earlier this week.
Mr Hume said:
“Projects like VOMO give young people a voice by encouraging them to express their views on the issues they care about and by giving them a platform to do so.
“It’s a fantastic example of youth work engaging young folk and giving them opportunities to widen their horizons and life experiences.
“Undoubtedly the project gives the young participants confidence as well as skills which they can take into their working lives.
“With the launch of VOMO TV in the summer, I hope that this new development will inspire a whole new raft of young participants and wish Robert Sproul-Cran, his team and the young people all the best for another successful ten years.”
Notes to editors,
- Mr Hume has tabled the following motion in the Scottish Parliament –
Title: Congratulations to Voice Of My Own in the Scottish Borders
That the Parliament congratulates the youth-media access project, Voice Of My Own (VOMO), which, in July 2015, launched what it considers a groundbreaking and technologically innovative web-based TV station; notes that this project, which has involved over 100 young people, has been funded by the Creative Scotland's initiatives, Cashback for Creativity and Time to Shine; congratulates VOMO on developing this youth-led community TV station; understands that it broadcasts to several thousand viewers and that the output is retransmitted by the local press to create a unique example of public/private sector cooperation; believes that, for more than 10 years, VOMO has helped young Borderers express themselves through the moving image, and wishes it well in its continuing work and its aims to help young people develop their skills, confidence, opportunities, potential and employability.
- Photos attached of Mr Hume with members of VOMO TV taken yesterday (Monday 9th November).