Young people seeking asylum, and those on TPVs or SHEVs, face a range of barriers to accessing and remaining engaged in education and training pathways. While engagement in education has a significant impact on a young person's mental and physical health and their sense of purpose and participation in the community, their options are limited once they turn 18. Addressing this often relies on individual advocacy and creative solutions.
This teleconference provides an opportunity for:
Networking between workers and agencies supporting young asylum seekers and young refugees on TPVs or SHEVs across Australia
Sharing and promoting initiatives that support young people to continue engaging in education/training opportunities beyond the age of 18
Identifying any future advocacy priorities or opportunities.
Notes from our last teleconference are available here.
If you'd like to be part of a broader national conversation around refugee education - sign up to the Refugee Education Special Interest Group (SIG) mailing list today at www.refugeecouncil.org.au/educationsig