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Refugee Support Network
Refugee Youth Leadership

Refugee Support Network (RSN) helps refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people build more hopeful futures through education.

We believe that by investing in a young person’s education, we are communicating to them that we believe they have a future, and that it is a future worth investing in.

Over the last two years we have developed a Youth Leadership Course as another way, in addition to our more practical work focused on education, to communicate that message of worth, hope and future to young people who have fled conflict and persecution.

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Our desire is to see young asylum seekers and refugees, wherever they are in the world or on their journey, become leaders in their spheres of influence.

We support their development of the  leadership skills needed to have a positive effect on the people around us, to change the world we live in and ultimately to lead our own lives well.

The Youth Leadership Course provides a safe space for young people to explore their own values, and how these affect how they behave and influence others.

We help them understand this connection, and have the reflective and interactive space to think, debate, discuss and be encouraged. The sessions cover topics such as personal worth and value, where to find purpose in our lives, and where our hope for the future comes from. The course lasts six weeks and ends with a graduation celebration.

Covid-19 has forced us to  deliver the course online. Although we would have preferred to deliver it in person, we believe that in uncertain and unsettling times, the course is more important than ever.

With every session, the young people we work with are growing in confidence to face the world as it is.

It is our hope that they will be inspired by the conversations  they have shared with their peers, and grow from the space they have been given to reflect on who they are as they discover their qualities and strengths as leaders.

We will continue to inspire and encourage them to realise that they can, and are, making a difference in the world.
 
For more information:
Click here for the Refugee Support Network website.