Off topic: Is there anybody from (Northern) Scotland?
Thread poster: smarinella
| | smarinella
Local time: 05:49
German to Italian
since I became a ProZ, I met people from all over the world.
Now I have a question for any colleague living in (Northern) Scotland.
The youngest of my 3 adoptive children (15) is going to Aberdeen in July, to attend an English course.
His elder brother, who now recovers from a motorcycle accident and is himself a sensible but naive boy, a bit younger than his age (17), wants now to go himself to Scotland "in order to work and to improve his English".
Here's the question: does anybody up there know a SERIOUS INSTITUTION (church or ecological or boy-scout or similar) where he can live, help a little bit and socialize with young people? He doesn't need to make money, of course, only spend some weeks in a "protected" environment amidst nice young people in the lonely, imposing nature of Northern Scotland.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or concrete help!
Best greetings from the Thyrrenic sea
| | Pernille Chapman
Local time: 04:49
English to Danish
| Just a few suggestions || Jun 30, 2003 |
I can understand your concerns, but I also think it's a good idea to let your son travel a bit, especially since he's come up with this idea on his own initiative.
The following are well-known and reputable organisations working on a voluntary basis - I haven't been in contact with them personally, but have a look at their websites and see what you think.
Alternative lifestyle, non-religious
Ecumenical Christian community; welcomes people of all faiths
You could also try "good old" YMCA - they have an Aberdeen branch:
I'm sure there are plenty of similar organisations that can be found on the Internet.
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