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U-Learn is designed to work with communities and groups based in Melbourne’s Westerns suburbs and other fringe municipalities. So if you’re a local government agency, a non-profit of business in one of these suburbs, you’ve come to the right place!

 You are welcome to select a program from our existing and previous programs below, or book in a catch-up to discuss unique objectives for your community.

The problem we solve:

Young adulthood is all about major transitions such as moving out of home, becoming financially independent, getting into your first serious relationship, being exposed to different cultural norms/belief systems, establishing a sense of identity and more.
Life circumstances that require emotional intelligence and life skills, which is not an explicit focus during schooling years, but vital to navigate the mentioned circumstances in the complex society we live. Social and emotional skills have also been linked with building resilience, gaining greater life satisfaction and better overall health.

What we cover:

  • An understanding of key transitional periods 
  • Skills and tools that support experiencing change
  • Create a safe space that builds confidence and  networks for their experience in young adult life
  • Opportunity for participants to have a say in the running of the program

The problem we solve:

Between 2000 and 2016, 2.2 million permanent migrants arrived to Australia, according to the 2016 Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset. This may be as skilled migrants/permanent residents (58%), here with their families or humanitarian migrants (10%; also referred to as “refugees/asylum seekers”). This transition for the country creates a richness of diversity, but for individuals, this is a daunting experience, particularly for those with minimal social and economical capital. Lack of exchange in resources and information can create a feeling of uncertainty, stress, anxiety and dis-empowerment.
Transitioning countries are life circumstances that require emotional intelligence and life skills, which is not an explicit focus when migration is considered, but vital to navigate the mentioned circumstances in the complex society we live. Social and emotional skills have also been linked with building resilience, gaining greater life satisfaction and better overall health.

What we cover:

Inform and discuss different existing systems in Australia important for when you first land in Australia, including:

  • political systems,
  • educational systems,
  • social systems, and
  • economical systems

The problem we solve:

In the 21st century, the world is facing major shifts, most prominently urbanisation, globalisation and advancement of the technology at a rapid rate, and now how to navigate social distancing. What this means is that we’re more connected than ever and learning from parts of the world that we were previously not connected to, but also it means that we’re exposed to different cultures, religions, and ways of life constantly. As a result, information and interaction continues to empower people but can also present challenges including misinformation, conflict amongst differing opinions and a decrease in the overall health and well-being of a society.

What we cover:

Programs under this banner are designed to have discussions about the experiences we have as we transition into the digital and globalised world, including:

  • intercultural engagement and multiculturalism
  • navigating an digital social world
  • having robust discussions about social issues, politics and more

The Connecting Cultures program:

Connecting cultures is about bridging gaps between cultural, religious and geo-location groups across Australia to create a more cohesive and inclusive society. This was a 6 month capacity building program, where participants take part in monthly workshops, meet subject matter experts and work collaboratively to address common goals.

The program was open to anyone aged 18+ and specifically designed for:

  • community leaders
  • individuals who run local community groups and organisations
  • local residents who are well connected in their communities

Over the course of the sessions, participants spoke about their own cultures, intercultural-ism, breaking down stereotypes and work on project planning skills. Participants were welcomed to a celebratory event after the capacity building sessions. The first session will include an opportunity to inform the rest of the program and information.

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