Improving the school environment for minority groups through social awareness.
Rebecca Honey, Audrey Clynk, Caitlin McGlew, Ashley Djakaria
How might we improve the conversation and discourse on social issues in Australian schools? We want to focus on racial discrimination amongst the student population.
Customer / Problem
School executives and boards are looking for ways to improve the reputation of their schools. Because of the lack of social and inter-cultural awareness, schools are constantly dealing with issues of bullying and discrimination, usually of minority groups. The result is that the image of high schools across the region gets portrayed in such bad light.
Learning Horizons is a high school educational event that showcases cultural diversity in schools for the appreciation of students and the community. The event exposes students to different cultures through physical and sensory experiences of aspects of cultural representations within the school. Activities include guest speakers, traditional music and specialised food. The program also celebrates significant yet commonly overlooked cultural holidays. We would rely on university volunteers which adds to the reliability of the event for young people.
We would need connections to the boards and heads of schools in order to appeal to them and get our project up and running. As young high-school students, we do not have these connections yet and support in this area would be greatly appreciated.
Kindly help us with funding in order to host such a large-scale event and raise awareness on the issue of discrimination. This will help us a lot in reaching schools that need us the most.