Navigating resettlement for youth in greater western sydney
about navigating resettlement
young people profiles
Young people engage in a wide range of creative activities, including painting representations of their past, present and imagined futures to express their feelings, explore their interests and tell their stories.
MENTORING STUDY CENTRE
WEB AND DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS
This video explores the stories of some of the young people and facilitators who have contributed to the Navigating Resettlement project.
The Navigating Resettlement Project is a collaboration between Sydwest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University aimed at helping refugees and migrants between 15-25 years of age explore their educational and life aspirations in their transition to life in Australia. Watch the video here.
The project uses a creative life story model which draws upon young people’s strengths gained through past experiences, present circumstances and imagined futures. Central to the project was the creation of content for a web site designed by young people for young people.
This website profiles the Navigating Resettlement project and provides the foundations for a living resource which will be further developed to assist current and future young refugees and migrants in their transition to living in Australia.
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The young people who attend the Navigating Resettlement project are recently arrived refugees between 15 and 24 years of age. They come diverse backgrounds, with most of the recent arrivals from Afghanistan,Iraq, Iran,Sudan and Syria. They are referred to Sydwest Multiculural Services by Settlement Services International (SSI) where they receive support to help them make successful personal, social and educational transitions during the initial 5 years of resettling in Australia.
An informal and creative space for young people to dip in and out of when they need a break from their study. A place to express futures, challenges, histories, strengths and personalities.
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Young people receive academic support and advice on University course options ,as well as discussing their career journeys with matched mentors.
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Workshops enable young people to gain skills in web design, digital photography and video production using industry standard computer software and hardware.
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Art materials to engage young people in conversations through creative process
Exploring aspirations and navigating towards bright futures
Sharing young migrants’ and refugees’ stories of resettlement through digital media training
The Navigating Resettlement project offers a range of activities designed to meet personal, social and educational needs and interests of young refugees and migrants who are transitioning to life in Australia. While many young Australians may experience challenges making the transition from secondary school to TAFE, University, or employment, young refugees also need to navigate new cultural contexts, fluency in English, going to school and making new friends.
The Navigating Resettlement Project responds to these complex transitions through a compassionate and holistic approach within a flexible informal education environment. The life story model has three main components: web design and digital media production workshops, 'creative space' and a mentoring study centre.
The Three Doors: The Past, The Present and The Future
A collaboration by various artists
The concept of the door represents crossing of thresholds and the transition from living in Home Country to Australia. Each door represents the different worlds, experiences and strengths that the young people bring with them in their life.
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One morning, Ogre decided to walk along the river on her way to work. As she was enjoying the view she noticed a big bad shark in the river. Horrified by the big bad shark in the river, Ogre had felt the need to slay the big bad shark, since sharks these days ruin the atmosphere with their savage behaviours. It has been three hours and the big bad shark hasn’t been slayed yet. Ogre was running out of time since her boss expects her to arrive in three and a half hours. Ogre conceded and escaped the big bad shark and they both lived happily ever after.
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There lived a tribe called Abenaki. The Abenaki tribe lived in an old forbidden island. The Abenaki worshiped their God Raiden. They hoped that one day Raiden would stop the rain from flooding the island. Sadly the Abenaki clan had perished from the floods and the island had been destroyed from the climate.
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Academic Mentors from Western Sydney University assist young refugees to meet their study needs. Homework clubs are held at SydWest Multicultural Services in Blacktown. Tours and workshops at Western Sydney University introduce students to the opportunities of tertiary study, matching young people with academic mentors in response to their subject interests and career aspirations. These campus visits aim to show that higher education is a realistic option for young refugees and migrants. Click here if you'd like to volunteer to mentor a young refugee.
Each week participating students have learnt foundational digital media skills using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of professional media production software. The intention is to provide an introduction to new and emerging platforms for creative expression and impart the skills that are relevant to jobs of the future .
Content for this website has been collaboratively designed by participants of the Navigating Resettlement project. The website is built using Adobe Muse and has been designed to accommodate ongoing development by the young refugees and migrants who will join or continue with the Navigating Resettlement program. The website is intended as a 'living resource' that explores young peoples' resettlement experiences, celebrates their engagement with the Navigating Resettlement project, and provides a platform on which to base future digital media training activities.
So far, Navigating Resettlement has facilitated introductory workshops in photography, videography, graphic design, non-linear video editing and website design. The project's Digital Media Mentor has also worked on an individual basis with young people who have demonstrated a particular interest and aptitude in digital media production.
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This video was produced as the result of a series of workshops exploring the fundamentals of video production and post-production editing. It was shot entirely on iPads and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro. It features interviews conducted by the students and demonstrates a range of skills in videography and non-linear digital editing.
This video was produced as the result of workshops on photograpy, videography, interviewing and video editing. It demonstrates some of the foundational media production skills and techniques taught to participants of the Navigating Resettlement project. The video profiles youth worker Simon from SydWest Multicultural Services.
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Do you you care about human rights and want to create a better world for all?
Would you like to mentor a young refugee in Western Sydney?
The following link will take you to a survey which will ask you about how you might be able to assist young refugees and migrants through SydWest Multicultural Services based in Blacktown. Assistance may range from sharing your knowledge or volunteering your time once every three months to offer advice to young refugees to regular mentoring sessions.
You may have a skill in music, science, computers, you may have a trade or experience in hospitality. We are keen to have your help to create opportunities for young refugees and migrants in pursuing their dreams and aspirations. For further information please take the survey.
Some ways you can help are:
• Advise on steps to gain entry into your profession or educational institution
• Share and listen to stories of success and overcoming adversity in achieving goals
• Speak at young refugees' schools about what you do
• Volunteer tutoring in specific subjects
• Offer internships or work experience
Take the survey