Gaining an education should be a rewarding and nourishing experience that makes us excited about owning our future.
Unfortunately, this is not always what happens. Some young women who are newly arrived migrants find themselves isolated due to language barriers, cultural dislocation, family expectations and lack of support, impacting their experience of education and future aspirations.
These young women need targeted support and guidance to navigate some of these issues and enjoy their education and the opportunities it brings.
“Our goal is to educate young refugee women “what it is to be a woman in Australia”. We will teach them about choice, the value of education, the importance of economic independence and gently challenge cultural stereotypes to help them overcome barriers which would prevent them from educating themselves or joining the workforce.”
– Vicky Fisher, Team Leader
The Pink Warriors project, designed and delivered in partnership with Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE, will support newly arrived young migrant women with their English language studies. Pink Warriors project will provide a safe space for young women to increase friendships, build confidence and develop resilience, helping each participant to learn how to navigate educational and career pathways. Pink Warriors leave the program as educated, strong and capable role models for their families and communities.
A special thanks to the EC White Trust for supporting this project.
A mentoring and leadership program for young women, helping them to engage with their local community.
Helping families struggling with financial hardship, mental health problems, drug or alcohol abuse, social isolation or special needs.
Providing rent assistance to people seeking asylum, currently supporting 48 women and 30 girls.
Assisting women living with a chronic illness to build their confidence in seeking employment.
So that in this lifetime we can be: