Dianella Secondary College works with the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre to ensure students’ futures’.
Dianella Secondary College has partnered with the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre (MMRC) to launch the Youth Connections Program. MMRC is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates settlement and participation for migrants, especially refugee and humanitarian entrants.
The Youth Connections Program is delivered through the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and proudly supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
The Program aims to increase knowledge of and access to post-school pathways for students from refugee/migrant backgrounds.
The Program also aims to increase their families’ capacity to support their children’s schooling and post-schooling pathways.
This program aims to increase young people’s sense of belonging and provide hope for their futures. School retention followed by a successful transition from school into meaningful pathways to future employment and economic participation significantly enhances long-term inclusion and positive participation in society.
On Friday, 31 August 2018, Dianella Secondary College launched the Youth Connections Program at the school.
The launch featured speeches from:
- Amanda Gillett, Manager Community and Organisational Development, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
- Wayne Austin, Principal, Dianella Secondary College
- Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation and Federal Member for Stirling
Dance Group, Bana Kin, also performed a traditional Congolese dance. This group is made up of Dianella Secondary College students and alumni.
“We are very fortunate to have MMRC helping to ensure our students from multicultural backgrounds have the ability to make informed decisions regarding their post-school pathway options” – Wayne Austin, Principal, Dianella Secondary College