RefugeeYouth  is a community of young people from around the world,now living in the UK. They use the creative arts and participatory action research to build an inclusive community of friendship and belonging. Together they explore the issues that affect us, find solutions to our own problems and take action to bring about change.
Mix it up
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Shpresa Programme Residential-2015
Albanian traditional dance
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Becoming a Londoner Theatre Production-Guardian Newsroom
Women's Worth
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A female boxer in Saudi Arabia to challenge women's rights.
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    The principle that we used to develop this project was migration and how it affects a person’s identity. A simple way to explain this is to place yourself in a situation where you were born or grew up in an alternative time and place. It was a trip into exploring how our cultures have integrated and almost creating alter egos based on our experiences and our perceptions of the places we are from or where we want to go.   
 Many of us are ethnically diverse and don’t feel that we belong back home or here in the UK, so we don’t have an identity that fits into this time and place and I think this project helped create one for us. The images that were chosen represented issues that we had faced, experienced or overcome.  Here I wanted to show that if I was born in 1951, I would have liked tone a teacher in my home country.
 To begin with we decided to tie the project in with the theme of the 1950’s which was when the UN Convention on Refugees was created to offer refuge and support for those who had to flee their own countries due to being persecuted because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.   
   
  
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    The next set of our photographs were taken to represent any time between the 1950’s and present day. We were able to research and explore our history and the demographics of migration as well as all the issues that migrants and refugees faced.   
 The final set of images represent us in the present day but by exploring our cultural influences we changed our perception of ourselves. We depicted ourselves based on opinions and cultural influences such as becoming a successful musician or artist due to our experiences and exposure to specific influences and skills. These pictures were taken in DSLR and are accurate to the time in high quality digital.
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