InterACT groups get to work in Cardiff and Birmingham
Young people in Cardiff and Birmingham have begun planning social action projects to tackle issues in their communities.
The InterACT groups are made up of local young residents and young refugees and asylum seekers living in the area.
The Cardiff group are organising a social action project to tackle waste and recycling in the city. The Birmingham group are working on a campaign for more multicultural youth facilities in Birmingham. They will be holding an event on 12 October 2010 and will invite key figures from the police, youth service and Birmingham City Council, and local MPs.
A youth worker who is working with the Birmingham group said, 'InterACT has really challenged the young people we work with to think differently about young refugees and asylum seekers. It’s been fantastic working with them and watching bonds form between them as they recognise that at the end of the day, they’re all just young people.'
Groups in Swansea and Bristol will begin planning their own social action projects in September.
We will soon be looking for organisations in Bradford, Barnsley, Liverpool and Belfast who are interested in participating in InterACT in 2011. For further information on how to get involved please contact Xenia, the InterACT project co-ordinator.