11.4 C
Monday, May 27, 2024

Australian African students are assisted by researchers in overcoming racism


Related stories

WHO hosts the first forum on traditional medicine

The World Health Organization will convene its first summit...

Despite profit-taking, the price of oil still records a weekly rise

As the dollar rose and oil speculators took profits...

Kenya bans churches after allegations of killing worshipers who were starved

According to a government document made public on Friday,...

Jeanne Munyonge, a year 12 student, never truly felt like she belonged in the Australian educational system.

“You understand that all you feel is alien. Particularly for someone like me, who was essentially the only African girl in my year level of school, “”Munyonge” says.

It also took the young lady some time to locate a group of friends at her school.

“I feel like I kept switching back and forth with people to see if I fit in here or there,” the speaker said. “Munyonge” says.

And Munyonge was not the only person to go through something similar.

The Ubuntu Project, a multiracial support group, conducted a survey of 100 African-Australian students in Victoria.

Read Also  Libya is celebrating the twelfth anniversary of the revolution that toppled Moammar Gadhafi

Almost everyone, or 91%, reported experiencing racism at school.

In order to help future students by providing them with the appropriate tools, South Australian researchers are currently working to find a solution to this problem.

They also want to raise awareness of the problem among the staff and teachers.

The University of South Australia Senior Lecturer Dr. Melanie Baak says, “What it is that helps them find a sense of belonging and then taking that into schools, thinking about how these young people’s voices and experiences can help shape what schools do, to improve the sense of belonging.”

The Australian Research Council and the University of South Australia, which will provide a scholarship for the program, will both contribute to the funding of Baak’s project.

Read Also  The first female Sudanese oud player and lyricist is honoured by a Google Doodle

This implies that Baak can hire young African Australians to contribute significantly to the study.

It will be one of the first occasions when the African Diaspora can express its needs and desires to the Education Department directly, according to Bior Aguer of the Youth Reference Group.

Another member of the Youth Reference Group, Gabriel Akon, adds, “If it’s not done, these kids will not only turn against themselves, but they’ll turn towards a society they thought they belonged in.”

For Munyonge, it’s critical that more students with African ancestry speak out so that their voices can be heard and others can benefit in the future.

Read Also  President of Zimbabwe launches a power plant as elections approach

You can open the way for other younger people who are coming, she explains. They are not required to struggle like we did.

Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome & exclusive content in your inbox, every week.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

InsiderBLM Africa
InsiderBLM Africahttp://insiderblm.com
InsiderBLM Africa shares deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals happening in Africa.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest stories