The Young ChangeMakers Wire is an information network for all refugee-background youth which connects youth with the wider Wellington community, including other young people. Through a regular newsletter, social networking and texting we keep refugee-background youth informed about news, events, and opportunities in Wellington.
We develop and deliver, often in collaboration, advovacy and capacity-building projects for refugee-background youth which seek to build on their unique strengths and potential. See some examples of our recent youth projects and workshops here.
Collaboration with other agencies to support work with refugee-background youth
ChangeMakers collaborates with agencies in the Wellington region to address issues identified by refugee-background youth. Our work includes coordinating the Refugee Youth Action Group, training, inter-agency collaboration on initiatives and other activities which positively impact on the health and well-being of refugee-background youth. ChangeMakers has developed a backgrounder for Wellington-based agencies and individuals working with refugee-background youth. This document provides a summary of key issues as researched over the last five years as well as recommendations for action. Download the PDF here.
Youth talk about bullying
Refugee-background youth from Wellington and the Hutt Valley have developed a drama about bullying in collaboration with Voice Arts Trust and ChangeMakers.
The drama explores the impact of bullying on high school students, and talks about the ways that refugee-background students are doubly impacted by bullying because of their backgrounds.
The performance has been made into a teaching and discussion resource.
For more information click here.
Youth Reps on ChangeMakers Board
ChangeMakers recognises the importance of young people’s voices in governance and has created two positions for youth (aged 13-29) on the ChangeMakers’ board.
Both positions are currently filled. When positions become vacant we will seek nominations through the ChangeMakers’ network.