Mt Scopus gets an insight into refugees

May 4, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have taken part in an educational, informative and eye-opening Refugee Awareness Day, as part of their Community Service Program.

Learning about refugees

Learning about refugees

The aim of the day was for students to learn more about the refugee experience to assist those students who may volunteer with organisations which support refugee communities

The students were shown the powerful SBS documentary ‘Go Back to Where You Came From,’ and a received a presentation from Matti Borowski, who worked as a lawyer with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre before joining the informal education team at Mount Scopus.

The day concluded with a Q&A between Lisa Buchner from Stand Up and Felimon, a refugee from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, who shared his story.

A spokesperson for Mt Scopus told J-Wire: “The day provided much food for thought for the students and will hopefully inspire them to make a difference to the lives of others.”

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One Response to “Mt Scopus gets an insight into refugees”
  1. Michael Burd says:

    I hope the students learnt about the increased security concerns for the Jewish community with the ever increasing Middle East and African immigration .
    Perhaps the young students are not told why they require armed guards at their school gates and why we are erecting bomb proof walls Bondi yeshivsh znd soon Jewish community center Beth Weizman.

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