On Saturday the 24th of September, SCARF hosted a youth consultation meeting to engage young people aged 12-24 years old from refugee backgrounds to explore key interests of this age group. Over 35 youth members of the SCARF community came out and had the chance to nominate what activities they wanted to be a part of. The day was held at Flourish Australia and involved fun games and challenges, the chance to hear about upcoming summer camps, an amazing drumming performance from Junkyard Beats, and finished up with a soccer game at the park!
Cameron Brown, from Explore Discover Act, kindly got involved and led the group through fun challenges to get to know new friends and identify activities of interest. This was followed by a presentation from Mark Stewart from the Outdoor Education Group which got everyone very excited about upcoming summer camps!
After a delicious Syrian and Burmese lunch, the group was on their feet drumming and clapping along to an incredible performance from Junkyard Beats. The Sydney-based performance group led a high energy workshop which was a ton of fun! With spirits high, the group head down to MacCabe Park to finish of the day with a soccer game in the beautiful sunshine.
The event was a ton of fun and a lot of great insights were made into how SCARF can best develop programs to build a sense of belonging for young refugees.
Watch this space for upcoming SCARF Youth activities!
Alex – Youth Coordinator