LOGAN EMERGE nears completion
Last month BEMAC, in partnership with MyQ engaged twelve young people from refugee backgrounds, in a program designed to nurture the discovery of identity and community through the arts.
In the short time the program has been operating, the group has workshopped and developed a song, which BEMAC will very soon be professionally recording.
Program coordinator Lily Su’a said it has been incredible to see the young people’s confidence, talent and sense of belonging emerge over the past few weeks. Using arts-led practises, the program has focused on building the participants’ confidence through performance and public speaking, sharing stories and learning to relate to each other.
“Basically what we have been doing is use the program to encourage and enable the youth to not only connect with their peers but also see that they have a community around them that is willing to support them,” Lily said.
The program will culminate in a live performance of the group’s song at Harmony on Carmody Cafe in Logan Central. Watch this space for announcements.
From the participants:
‘I will miss the program when it ends’ – Mike
‘It’s help me come out of my comfort zone and do things I don’t usually do’. – Steve
‘I like how I can sing in my own language’ – Pascal