This year, as part of our new innovation stream, we are launching our first leadership course for young asylum seekers and refugees. This work complements our focus on education by encouraging and strengthening young people in their leadership skills, abilities and confidence, as they journey with us to access, remain and progress in education.
The focus of the course is on identifying and strengthening the core beliefs which we all hold about ourselves, others and the world around us. We facilitate a space of reflection and discussion for young people to explore what those inner beliefs are for them and how those affect their leadership and behaviour. We also explore themes such as purpose, uniqueness, goodness and hopefulness.
Our hope is that young people finish the course feeling more sure of their unique and positive contribution which they bring to the world around them and confident of their ability to lead out of that place.
The pilot for this course is currently running throughout autumn 2018 with a group of 10 young people meeting on a weekly basis for 6 weeks. We are currently applying for funding for this programme in the hopes of being able to run it across London, the UK and eventually into different refugee contexts around the world.
For more information about our leadership course, please contact Hannah Elywn