You are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for Amnesty International Australia’s Inaugural Victorian Youth Social Change Lab, in partnership with the Asia Education Foundation and Asialink.
Date: 25th November 2022
Location: The University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus
Cost: FREE! Just bring your lunch!
The Inaugural Amnesty International Victorian Youth Social Change Lab will:
– Expand student’s knowledge of human rights and the role of activists around the world.
– Build student’s skills in debate, public speaking, problem solving, questioning and reflecting.
– Strongly link to the Victorian Curriculum’s General Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding and Personal and Social capabilities.
– Provide students with ‘deep-dive’ sessions on Indigenous rights, LGBT+ rights, and other student-identified human rights issues.
– Empower students, through capacity building workshops, with the tools and confidence to become activists.
– Develop teacher’s capabilities to promote student voice, advocacy, agency and leadership through a tailored Teacher Professional Development session at the event.
We are inviting expressions of interest from schools across Victoria to send up to 10 students from years 9 and 10 who have a passion for progress and want to learn how to be part of a movement which inspires change.
To be eligible to attend the young person must:
– Be enrolled in year 9 or 10 in 2022
– Have guardian permission to attend (a slip will be provided on successful nomination)
– Be passionate about human rights!
To submit an expression of interest for a student please register through this Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions please contact Brendan Hitchens, Education Programs Coordinator at the Asia Education Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is inspired by the Amnesty International Australia Youth Membership Strategy whereby now young people aged 16 or 17 years can become a youth member of Amnesty International for free and help shape a global human rights movement in 150 countries with 10,000,000 supporters.