Ucan2 is a 16-week education and settlement program, which aims to facilitate and support the social inclusion of recently arrived young people of refugee background, aged 16–25.
The program assists with recovery from trauma and settlement in Australia, and builds on the young people’s strengths, integrating their past and present experiences and supporting their future.
By fostering partnerships between education providers, social support and training and employment services, Ucan2 offers:
- Access to, and engagement in education, training and employment
- Mental health and wellbeing support
- Social connections and networks
On completion of Ucan2, follow-up sessions support participants to transition into education, training and employment.
After completing the Ucan2 program, some participants are linked with mentors to assist them in further developing their skills, confidence and social networks.
Ucan2 Mentoring helps build confidence and increases the chances of finding part-time and casual work while remaining in education.
Foundation House has established partnerships with a number of employers that provide mentors and opportunities for employment.
Kudzanayi Chirenje (KC)
Acting Ucan2 Program Coordinator
Ucan2 Business Partnerships Coordinator