“As students, we can trigger real change if we speak with one united voice to those in power. ” Cheltenham Girls High School Prefects
The 17 minute video that you are about to offer your time and attention to before you jump on Facebook for the next 2 hours is long but so worth watching through to the end. Just in time for Refugee Week Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June, which celebrates the theme ‘Restoring Hope’ — this video does just that, restores hope.
When you watch it you might think - there's no way our school could pull something like this off , or, where would I start a project like this? Like any good idea, these guys started small then pulled together what was available to them - their strengths, skills and support from people around them to make their project happen. (For some tips, check out 3things Action Guides on how to start small, go medium then super size your idea to MASSIVENESS)
What is this video about?
The video focuses on The Concord Project, a Cheltenham Girls High School student initiative which focuses on the issue of prolonged immigration detention of children in Australia.
These prety awesome students remind us that there are students making ethical, thoughtful and generous decisions who really are making a difference. They are proving that your generation DO care.
Finding ways to create positive social change that is meaningful to you may just be the ticket.
Find out more
Find out how you can introduce this great project at your school by checking out 'The Concord Project' Facebook page
Read more about Oxfam’s work with refugees