Creativity is our medium for sharing stories and building understanding and awareness of cultural diversity.
Our focus is on the sharing and celebration of the diverse cultures and backgrounds that call Australia home.
Our workshops are tailored to work for you and compliment and enhance your curriculum outcomes.
Our workshops are co-designed and delivered by young women from CaLD Backgrounds for real and authentic experiences.
Our ‘Connect’ workshops and programs are dedicated to providing creative and enriching experiences for local schools that celebrates and builds understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity and the lived experiences of young people from refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds.
We have two key offerings:
Celebrating Diversity Workshops
Single or multi-week workshops are designed to run during or after school and align with the QLD school curriculum. These workshops use a creative-based activity (such as henna or African drum making) as an opportunity for your students to have a positive, personal experience with a young women from a refugee, asylum seeker or migrant background. Our Facilitators weave their own personal stories and journeys to Australia through the workshop, with ultimate goal of finishing with positive and pro-active ways your students can engage in making people from all cultures and backgrounds feel welcome in their local communities.
We tailor the workshop to your specific outcomes and students, so please enquire as to different workshop options and costs. These workshops can be offered for all ages – Prep to Year 12.
Extracurricular Cultural Arts Program
Our Cultural Arts Program is an extracurricular program that offers your students a taste of different creative and cultural arts each week over a 6-8 week program. It offers them the chance to meet young women from around the world and gain an understanding of the diverse and vibrant cultures that call Australia home, while at the same time expressing their own creativity. It is also a positive space for building positive social connections between students and young role models. Where possible in this program, we will partner with your local high school to engage young women to join the program as assistant facilitators – providing positive role models for your younger students and work experience and training for the high school students.
This program can be a fully user-pays program by parents (you just provide us a space to host!) or can be partly subsidised by the school.
I would definitely recommend this program for other schools. They girls were so excited to come and looked forward to it each week - they really felt like it was their program!
I really think this is an amazing opportunity for the kids, their confidence shines through when they start this program. Whether it’s because they find new friends or enjoy the art, we seem to always find a way to make them comfortable and allow them to feel like they can be themselves.