Join our Ethni conversations. A program dedicated to providing a safe space where young women can come together get deep, talk about the real stuff, get support to do life and connect with other like-minded young women in their community. Our Ethni Conversations are currently taking place online via Zoom but will be coming face to face in Logan soon! Stay tuned on Insta - @ethni.aus.
Join our Future Female Changemakers program in 2020! This is an interactive and engaging leadership program designed for young women from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds so you can lead meaningful change in your families, schools, workplaces and communities. This program is proudly supported by Bank Australia and applications will open soon!
Are you passionate about creating change through storytelling and education? Would you like to gain training, work experience and employment? Apply to work with us as a facilitator running cultural awareness and storytelling workshops in schools. We are opening applications for a new Facilitator Training Program in 2020, so stay tuned!
To do this, we have developed engaging and interactive school-based programs designed for high school students. It brings your curriculum alive with lived experiences and meaningful discussions and allows space for your students to engage with and explore some of the most important and pressing issues facing their generation.
During the Ethni workshop my peers and I learnt the difference between a refugee, asylum seeker and an immigrant, one host told us her story of seeking asylum. This gave our group an understanding of what she and many other people have gone though. The rest of the work shop was focused on the tradition of henna and what it is used for and how it’s made. The Ethni henna workshop provided an education on cultural tradition and an education of the personal hardships refugees coming into Australia may go through.
Not only was the Ethni Henna Workshop a true pleasure to partake in but it also provided insight on the perspectives of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. These topics were discussed throughout the workshop and the stories that were told were awe-inspiring and impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed how the ladies organised the workshop and tried to let everyone experience a part of their culture. They were super sweet, kind and approachable and didn't get annoyed or mad when I completely screwed up my henna piping bag. This was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend that when given the opportunity too, you should participate in it.
I just wanted to let the speakers know how well organised I thought the video conference was and how open and lovely the speakers were. It was very inspiring to hear from both Sara and Nas, and all that they have been through. I believe it is so important that their stories and voices are heard, especially to us young women who are so privilege to be in the position we are in.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the incredible opportunity to hear Sara and Nas yesterday. I gained so much from hearing about the girls’ experiences and enjoyed it thoroughly. I think it was a great the way we were able to ask questions throughout the call anonymously as it gave such an insight into a topic I’ve become really interested in lately.
We offer a range of programs designed and led by young women for young women. All our programs have been created by our community with the needs of other young women in mind. We have a range of existing programs (see our areas of speciality below) that we can modify or adapt to your needs and budget, or we can create something new and innovative in partnership with your organisation! All our programs are led by our team and create employment directly for young women from CALD backgrounds.