Raising awareness of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers is the most effective way to create change in our community.
By spreading the truth about refugees and asylum seekers in your local community you can create genuine change in peoples perceptions.
We encourage schools to spread facts about refugees and asylum seekers in creative and interesting ways.
Below you can see examples of how schools have raised awareness in their community.
The students at Clonard College, Geelong recently held a very thought provoking Links Not Chains event.
Clonard College made the following statement about their event:
“Today we marked the conclusion of refugee week at Clonard. Students gave up their own lunchtime to put themselves in a ‘detention’ as a peaceful protest against keeping asylum seekers locked up in detention centres. We also put together our ‘links not chains’. All members of Clonard had the opportunity to make a paper link with a message of support for people in detention. These links were joined together to create a long paper chain. #linksnotchains is about creating links of community, welcome and support….not chains of isolation.”