Bronwyn’s Library Blog

What works well engaging multicultural youth with your library?

Posted by bronwynr on April 4, 2009

The Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA provides advocacy, develops policy and promotes issues on behalf of its constituency to government and the broader community. FECCA and the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) are seeking to identify best practice initiatives in multicultural youth projects in Australia, with the possibility of developing a national model.

This initiative is being done in two phases:

Part A was finalised in December 2008. It aimed to identify best practice examples from multicultural youth programs that focus on capacity building, engagement with the broader community and leadership. A report from FECCA has been presented to DIAC. (For a copy, contact Charles Njora, FECCA’s Policy and Liaison Officer, at the email address given below.)

Part B, Developing a National Model Based on Best Practice Initiatives: This phase of the project will focus on the possibilities for a national model based on best practice initiatives.

Consultations for Part B are in progress until 17 April 2009.

FECCA is seeking to generate ideas for part B from youth, youth networks and other interested parties. To contribute enter your ideas in this survey tool
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=iDwq3yLK5blc6XaoS0u7_2bw_3d_3d the information will be collated and submitted to FECCA.

Alternatively, you can contact Charles Njora, FECCA’s Policy and Liaison Officer, ph: (02) 6282 5755; fax: (02) 6282 5734; email: policy@fecca.org.au , http://www.fecca.org.au

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