Day 126 – Robyn, 18, Dundee

Robyn is an 18 year old student, currently studying at the University of Dundee.

 

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What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Scotland makes their Young People feel powerful and like they have a voice and a voice that demands to be listened to.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Young People are more than capable of being decision makers and do matter and have valid opinion before they turn 18.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
in 2015 I cut seventeen inches of my hair (enough to make three wigs) and raised an extra £600 (enough to make two an half wigs) for the charity The Little Princess Trust, who make beautiful wigs for boys and girls who have lost their own hair due to illnesses such as cancer and alopecia.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I want to live in Scotland where there is no poverty. To me it would mean the world. Growing up understanding the effects of poverty and feeling social justice from a young age has left me determined to end Poverty.

What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
You are powerful and your age does not define your strength. This is important to me because the moment I started to believe this I found that I could do anything I put my mind to!

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