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Celebration of Refugee's Success in Australia
The Advocacy and Power Program is an intensive course of a four-month duration provided to equip people from refugee backgrounds with the skills to become powerful and positive voices on asylum and multiculturalism. The course has aided in building the diversity in our refugees' lives in political and social commentary and representing Australia in this ideal.
The course program consists of several subjects, all designed to bring the best knowledge and support to each person who takes on this role. These are:
Detention Advocacy works with people in onshore and offshore detention giving emotional support, information and referrals to legal services and others who can help.
Empowerment Pathways – the programs work with people seeking asylum as well as helping each individual to recognise their unique strengths, skills and experience thereby the person has a better idea of their future goals.
Employment Pathways – the employment programs give people the opportunity to use and learn skills which will ultimately give them the confidence to navigate the labour market and secure employment in Australia.
Education and training programs have assisted hundreds of people each year to improve their English language skills and to become enrolled in training and professional development courses.
Healthcare – The ASRC Health Centre offers primary health services, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle and hopefully combating illness for people seeking asylum.
Support Services aim to maximise a person's physical and mental wellbeing through a holistic approach.
The Entrepreneurs Program is a combination of network building and business coaching helping people seeking asylum to start their own businesses and the ability to create their own income.
On Thursday 13th December 2018 at The George Williams Hotel in Brisbane, you are invited to attend a night of celebration for eight people who have competed for the program. You will be inspired by their journeys told through a special evening of presentations while learning about their backgrounds and how they have become leading advocates in the movement of human rights in Australia. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with each emerging leader in person over a night of food and drink. The night commences at 6.00pm and concludes at 8.00pm. The George Hotel is located at 317-325 George Street, Brisbane. The night is hosted by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).