In this second half of the year, I am learning a lot about how to plan events in this service that would advocate for Amala and its purposes. At the beginning of the year, we initially began planning for two Middle School and Infant School presentations that would advocate for refugees and the importance of refugee education. However, after reflecting on our process, we realised that planning such presentations and asking for them to suddenly be presented to MS and PS students is not only disrespectful to their respective timelines and schedules but the content may also be too difficult for PS and MS Students to understand. We understood the importance of considering our audience when doing projects and thinking ahead, looking into the logistics behind each of our events before going ahead and planning. I think that we responded to changes accordingly, and have decided to switch these presentations into posters that would be put on World Education Day in the plaza.
This allows for PS, MS and HS Students to look at our display when they like, not impacting any of the grade level’s schedules or timetables. We also felt that this allows us to advocate on a grander scheme, rather than
While planning these events, my own understanding of refugee education also improved. Now I know many triggering statistics of how only 23% of refugees gain access to secondary education. Learning more about the issue has allowed me to reconsider the impact of the work we do, and its significance. I hope to use the events coming up to advocate for these issues, and hopefully, allow more individuals to understand how significant this issue is. As well as recruit more people to our service so we can establish the continuity of our group!