by Dayana Del Puerto | 30th Sep 2016
I’ve just come to the end of a brilliant month interning at ProMo-Cymru.
I first encountered ProMo as a young person, in Year 9 at school, and have been involved as a volunteer ever since. TheSprout staff at the time completely inspired me to get into music journalism and events management, and I even talked about it in my interview at Cambridge!
Now aged 21, I still think TheSprout is one of the coolest platforms out there in the UK for young people to have their say, in their way. Sub-editing the site this month revealed just how much is going on in the capital right now, and as a writer myself reported on Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected and the Cardiff Hip-hop and Grime scene with help from Grassroots.
Writing up content for the FamilyPoint Cymru website, aimed largely at parents, was difficult as a student whose only contact with children is when Kid Ink comes on at parties. But I’ve learned how to apply my writing skills in different areas which was a really healthy challenge.
Making weekly trips up to the Ebbw Vale Institute, one of the most historic buildings in South Wales, was a complete change from the Cardiff office. With help from Promo’s new EVS volunteer, Auguste, I’ve been putting together a video which celebrates what the cultural centre offers to the community.
I’m about to go back to Cambridge for my third year at uni, my month in Cardiff and Ebbw Vale Institute has been a breath of creative fresh air: ProMo-Cymru is a really wicked set of people doing important things in novel ways. I’d love to work with them again once I’ve graduated.
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