The Welcome Ride is a 2 day bus ride around Newcastle to WELCOME newly arrived young refugees that stops at places of significance for fun & activities. Welcome Ride is to promote inclusiveness, unity and diversity within the Newcastle community and to highlight places that host free and safe activities. Welcome Ride is for newly arrived young people in high school and up to 25 years from other countries, religious backgrounds and cultures, targeting refugees.
Welcome Ride adventures will introduce young people not only to other young people & support workers but to places of significance that host free and safe activities including libraries, galleries, museums, nature reserves , beaches etc.
Wrap up will be end of day x2 where families will be invited to attend beach volleyball and early dinner to meet with families of other young people to support and form friendships. This is extremely important for young women. A month after the Welcome Ride, participants will be invited to the newly created multicultural youth group to relink attendees and strengthen relationships.
Funded by Newcastle (November 2016)