+ est. £25.00
We want to create a virtual and physical safe space for Black youth especially those from African communities to meet and support each other
by Fadhili Maghiya in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
SLYN is youth-led network made up of young people from the African community and within local Universities. Young people from minority ethnic communities are experiencing barriers that are preventing them from flourishing. Many of our young people are marginalised, unemployed, not in education, suffer poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers),are asylum seekers, refugees, disabled, from low income households or are an ethnic minority.
The network under SSAP is supporting young people to become active citizens by
1. Directly influence individuals, constituencies, organizations, communities, decision makers and general population to take action in addressing social problems affecting young of African background.
2. Provide virtual, physical and creative spaces for young people to hang out, explore issues of identity, wellbeing and positive relationships. Learn about their rights and become activated, using methods such as storytelling, creative arts, music and dance.
3. Work with existing organisations and statutory bodies such as the police, probation etc to identify a small group that can be trained to tell their stories and to do it creatively through arts , storytelling etc.
4. Facilitate youth-entrenched peer-to-peer and cooperative learning enabling.
5. Develop a youth-led political engagement programme of campaigning and advocacy to articulate their voice in consultations and representative Welsh Government policy making.
6. Establish a formal agency for young people to gain work experience while at the same time supporting them to grow as leaders. This will create opportunities for them and keep them out of trouble.