Isa: It’s easy to do a yard sale for fundraising. If a refugee came to my school, I would give them one of my cuddly toys to make them feel welcome and loved. I would play with them at break time and maybe invite them for a play date.
Ellie: Young people can do so much! They can share petitions, start fundraising campaigns both individually and with friends, and most importantly start conversations within their communities and raise awareness of the current refugee crisis. A very effective way to do this is through social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, where messages and posts from charities like asylum welcome can be shared easily.
Amia: I think that there should be in-person events or inter-school partnerships to bring everyone together: students from different backgrounds meeting each other. Young people can feel a sense of community and connection through public actions on social media, as happened during the BLM protests .
HTWO: The progressive and open minds of young people are desperately needed! As teenagers, we need to understand that we do have the tools and resources to make a difference. Young people are pushing for change!