Flourish our Youth is a workshop aimed at helping young immigrants who face disconnect and isolation find cultural and community empowerment. Its aim, first and foremost, is to create a space where they can openly discuss and validate their difficult experiences as well as be educated on the nature of different forms of racism. Secondly, it helps immigrant youths reflect back to their past experiences and build on their future goals. By integrating Flourish Our Youths into national immigration systems and schools, newcomer youths have access to a framework that affirms their place in society and empowers them to flourish.
We are Funan Fina and Cyville Castro, a team of interdisciplinary designers based in Vancouver with a background in industrial design. Our work is focused on delivering a method to help affirm a youth’s identity, and unravel external and internalized oppression in society. As immigrant youths, we've experienced the challenges and barriers that hinder immigrants from growth and success. We want to empower others like us and build awareness on the importance of unlearning racism and decolonizing oppressive systems. We're working with local non-profits to provide the service to immigrant youths and looking for other ways to reach bigger communities.moreLinkedIn Instagram