Education and Life Skills
Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland wish to see that our young people receive the best possible education and are able to develop skills which enable them to avoid the social problems that they may encounter during their school life. Consequently we have formed a partnership with ‘The Advisory Council for Alcohol and Drug Education’-TACADE - which provides high-quality education programmes. Warminster Lions promote and facilitate the use of these programmes in local schools.
Smoking, excessive drinking and recreational drug taking are examples of the problems that TACADE educational programmes teach to avoid. More recently problem–gambling and handling bereavement are being addressed.
As well as promoting the programmes many Lions Clubs pay the cost of installing them in their local schools.
The Youth Exchange programme is based on the first objective of the Lions organisation:
"To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world".
The Youth Exchange programme began in 1961 and is committed to broadening international awareness among young people worldwide. The programme is about hosting youngsters coming into this country and sending our young people abroad also. Young people deserve the opportunity to learn how other cultures 'tick'. Young people will gain from the learning experience and the programme helps in enhancing international understanding at a formative age.
Young Ambassadors Award
This award is open to young people between 15 & 19 years old. The Lions Young Ambassador scheme acknowledges the work of young people working as volunteers and gives them the recognition they deserve... boosting their self esteem, their confidence in themselves and highlighting the charities and volunteer groups with which they are involved.