National Meeting - Focusing on young people arriving in Australia under the Women at Risk program (204 Visa) Wednesday 28th October
National Education Panel - Implications of COVID-19 on education for refugee and migrant students Wednesday 4th November
We want to hear from you!
MYAN is hosting this national meeting to better understand the settlement context and needs of young people (12-24) arriving in Australia under the 204 Visa (Women at Risk) program.
We know that all young people arriving through Australia’s Humanitarian Program experience particular settlement challenges. However, we want to understand if there are more complex, distinct or unmet needs for young people arriving under the 204 Visa across Australia – and what these may be.
We want to hear from you about the particular settlement challenges, gaps, and service responses/good practice in your work with this group of young people.
This will inform a discussion paper that highlights service gaps, good practice, and solutions to ensure that young people arriving under the 204 Visa receive the support they need for successful settlement.
Two guest speakers will share their work in this area to start the discussion:
Amanda Lee, Migration Council of Australia (MCA) - Amanda will be sharing work MCA is doing in examining the 204 Visa through a lens of gender-responsive settlement in Australia.
Dr. Helen Merrick, Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRCT) - Helen will be discussing her research investigating the social cohesion of families arriving in Australia through the 204 Visa. Her research explores aspects of resettlement that might pose barriers to settling into a community, and the extent local communities and settlement areas may enable social cohesion.
MYAN is hosting a national meeting to put a national spotlight on education for students from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
We are thrilled to announce that our panellists include:
Julie Sonnemann - Acting School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute
Dr Susan Creagh - Lecturer in School of Education, University of Queensland
The panel will explore how these educational challenges are being addressed across Australia in policy and programming, in and outside the classroom, and will be followed by audience Q & A. The information from this event will inform the ongoing policy work of the National Education Roundtable led by MYAN and Foundation House.