The Centre’s Empowerment programs are the first point of contact for people seeking asylum who wish to be a member of the Innovation Hub. Both staff and members work in partnership with people seeking asylum to help identify each individual’s unique strengths, skills, experience and to understand their future goals. This forms the foundation of the person’s journey to success.
Empowerment Pathways are able to meet members wherever they are at, including people who don’t have work or study rights. The program is able to find opportunities for all people seeking asylum to feel a sense of purpose and to have meaningful engagement with the wider community. It is this that the Youth Empowerment, Women’s Empowerment and the Community Engagement and development programs aim to achieve.
The program also works closely with the ASRC employment and education teams, as we understand members feel most empowered when they are engaged in meaningful work and have the skills and knowledge required to achieve their goals.