New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life
Sports and recreation projects
ChangeMakers’ Interns focussed on increasing opportunities for youth to get involved in sport and recreation through three sports programme spread across the region.
Nasra Abdi ran a 5-week programme for young women from refugee backgrounds at the ASB Arena in Wellington. Each week 8-12 young women played different sports and received coaching to improve their skills.
Hlawn Nawl ran a Term 4 programme for high school students living in Porirua. Each week around 15 young people came to school halls or parks to play sports and socialise in a safe space.