Refugee Seniors Project 2013

RefugeeProjectIn partnership with Refugee Trauma Recovery, Voice Arts Trust will deliver a cultural and social wellbeing project for elders* from the Wellington refugee community. While there are several regular development projects offered to young people with refugee backgrounds, little is offered for older people and isolation and marginalisation is very real for many. This project will offer a meeting place for older people to come together and to engage in a creative story-telling process. Their knowledge, their experiences, their voices will be documented, presented to the wider community and ultimately preserved. This programme will help create connections across ethnic communities and create connections between generations in their own cultures.