Hope 2 Oban

Relational Youth Work

Relational youth work alongside the young people of Oban and the surrounding area is central to the purpose of Hope2Oban. The opportunities to simply "be" part of the life of Oban High School are foundational to H2O's role as "accompanists", fellow journeyers, listeners and informal educators. The work takes place anywhere and everywhere, from the canteen to the corridors, in school or out of school. In a community the size of Oban for youth workers to not work relationally is simply not an option.


"Ewen and his team’s enthusiastic, positive approach to forming relationships with pupils and staff is welcomed by both......Their daily contact in the school canteen engaging youngsters in conversation allows pupils to develop friendships with adults other than teachers.......The team’s investment of time, energy and enthusiasm is inspiring."
Thirza Pupillo, Senior Leadership Team, Oban High School

"Hope 2 Oban have had, and continue to have, a significant impact in our school community and I can't imagine not having the spiritual and practical support that is provided by them."
John MacPherson Deputy Rector, Oban High School