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Harmony Day resources

Red Cross has fantastic new resources for schools, community groups and young people to use this Harmony Day. Free and easy to download these resources are designed to support Harmony Day activities and projects that celebrate diversity in your school or community.

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Y Challenge - celebrating diversity
And then I was a refugee... app
MTV 'Labels' Video

Don't forget to enter the Red Cross Harmony Day Awards. Entry forms are available to download.

Y Challenge - celebrating diversity

The Y Challenge - Celebrating Diversity resources support learning about cultural differences. They encourage teams of young people aged between eight and 17 to complete youth-led community projects within their school or wider community.


Celebrating Diversity Part 1 - Explore
Celebrating Diversity Part 2 - Inspire
Celebrating Diversity Part 3 - Take Action


Module 1 - Migration experiences
Module 2 - Prejudice? Racism? Not here thanks
Module 3 - Collaboration
Module 4 - Activity support materials

Activity Sheets

Activity 1.19 - Cultural objects and customs
Activity 1.1 - Exploring culture (Resource sheets)
Activity 1.12 - Exploring stereotypes through visual art
Activity 1.7 - Is there an Aussie culture?
Activity 1.3 and Activity 1.4 - Migration and Australian culture (Activity sheets) (Information)
Activity 1.18 - RESPECT
Activity 3.1 - Take action

And then I was a refugee... app

And then I was a refugee… is based on the research and insights of experienced Australian Red Cross staff and volunteers as well as international development organisations. It highlights some very real scenarios faced by people from refugee backgrounds including hunger and dehydration, tribal links, insecurity, people smuggling and endless queues.

Our goal is to demystify the refugee experience and show people that this is a crisis millions of people find themselves in today. To add even more to the authenticity we have included stories and photos of people who have had a refugee experience and are now settled in Australia.

This app presents the real stories of refugees. It is designed to give the user an immersive insight into the experiences of people fleeing war, violence and terror. Some users may find the material presented distressing. It is recommended that teachers experience the app themselves prior to use in the classroom.

And then I was a refugee… is free and supports both Apple and Android tablets and phones and is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.



MTV 'Labels' Video

Labels is a short video produced by MTV for Red Cross launch in 'Refugee Week' to encourage understanding and help fight discrimination.

It was developed as an on-air creative campaign to encourage tolerance and fight discrimination - and the result is 'Labels.'

The ad, which uses natural lighting and simple production values, closes with the powerful tagline, "If only we could choose our own labels. Discrimination sux."

Download this video (SD, MP4, 640x360, 1MB) or for other sizes visit our Vimeo channel.


For more Y Challenge manuals and modules that give mentors and participants easy to use instructions, activities and project management resources visit our Y Challenge Resource page.

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