Be Kind Sydney Covid-19 Appeal raises $46,000 in funding for ‘#Headstartt run by STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) a program for young refugee people in Fairfield.
In 2015 the Federal Government announced a one-off boost to the Refugee and Humanitarian program to assist 12,000 people displaced by conflict in Iraq and Syria. By April 2017, 6,466 refugees and humanitarian entrants settled in Fairfield LGA with 41,6% under 24 years old.
#Headstartt has been going for over two years and now has 350 young people registered with 70 attending weekly. Providing activities, homework support, resume writing and career counselling, Headstartt also recruits young people in volunteering roles to teach leadership skills through running the program. It also provides an entry point, for young people who need more specialised attention to address particular psychological issues associated with traumatic experiences they have survived.
Be Kind Sydney is delighted to support STARTTS an innovative charity making a difference in our community. This video was prepared to share their work with our partner Bennelong Foundation who have pledged $16,000 to support #Headstartt through Be Kind Sydney. Our Funding Goal is $50,000 so to help support this program and other’s like it, please donate at www.bekindsydney.org.au