Welcome Max, #Bike2Malawi social media volunteer

In #VolunteerWeek, we are delighted to welcome Max Conway to our team of volunteers. Max will help us with social media for the Bike2Malawi adventure between now and August. Max is a Politics and Social Policy student at the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Youth Committee of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership. He has visited Malawi twice and so he brings that valuable perspective to our social media strategy and content.

Currently, I am a sitting member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership Youth Committee which has recently had its Youth Festival. I am a member of the social media team and contributed to content-writing and publicity, this included live broadcasts and discussion forums. We successfully reached a quarter of a million people during the festival week, making this an extremely successful event. Although it was very challenging to also keep up with the fast-paced work of my university semester, it was a very exciting and rewarding experience. As a new member of the Committee, I look forward to increasing contributions to the team and help it to reach further in terms of awareness-raising and informing.

Max is also a cyclist which is, of course, a great bonus!

I am studying Politics and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. My degree course has covered a wide range of social topics, such as health, education, energy and the environment. I have also further developed the theory and research skills and worked on different fields of research. I am happy to be part of Bike2Malawi and I hope that my awareness of Scotland-Malawi relationships and my social media skills will benefit the work of the Mamie Martin Fund.