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Empowering Youth Initiatives
iEmpower launched Scrubs in a bid to tackle the problem of youth unemployment. The Federal Government through the Department of Employment devised the ‘Empowering YOUth Initiatives’ scheme whereby services providers could propose innovative schemes to assist 15-24-year old’s to become more employable or ultimately employed.
You can read more about the Empowering YOUth Initiatives Scheme here.
Article: The African-Australian success stories you’ve probably never heard, by Joe Hinchliﬀe, The Age
“In 12 years time I’d like to see African-Australians in Parliament, I’d like to see African-Australians in boards, in management positions, I want to see African-Australian people not only playing in the highest level in sport, but also African-Australian becoming scientists, doctors.” – Ahmed Dini
Video: Lost boys: who are the African youths behind the headlines? – by Andy Park, ABC News
“After a summer of violence and heated political debate, Andy Park spent ten days with the South Sudanese community in Melbourne to ﬁnd out who about the African youths behind provocative headlines.”
Article: Melbourne’s African community ‘hammered’ by media, meeting told – by Georgie Moore, The Age
“I think, over the last few weeks, we have seen the eﬀect of … social disadvantage, disengaged young people creating havoc and creating signiﬁcant problems. There is not a crisis in this state in relation to crime or the behaviour we’re seeing of a relatively small number of people of African background,” – Abeselom Nega
Publication: Australian Mosaic: FECCA, June 2011
Publication: Australian Mosaic: MakIng It Work: Cultural and linguistic diversity and employment, FECCA, 2013