Ailiya is part of the East Lothian Youth Council, Mini Kickers and PSYV.
Which young Scot inspires you?
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) because they help local people and their community. There are PSYV’s all over Scotland!
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
Our education. Welcoming environment to all. Lots of history.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
Kids and teenagers can think for themselves! Many kids and teenagers are kind and want to get involved and help in some way.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
Surviving Duke of Edinburgh! Getting Awards for attainment in English, business management and science. Representing My World of Work in my school and promoting it.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
Become a person who helps people. Study at a well-known university. Earn a decent wage.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Speak your mind – give your opinion on matters you believe strongly about. Focus in school and try your best because it’ll pay off in the future. Learn from your elders.
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