19 August 2023
My name is Sia Musa and I am 18 years old. I came from Sierra Leone 11 months ago with my mum and 3 sisters.
As a refugee, I have already experienced a great change in my life, big challenges as well as opportunities.
7 months ago, I joined a Youth Arts organisation called Second Wave in Deptford, after I watched their film in my college (Lewisham College) called Shadow Games. The scenario was basically related to my status in the UK. Since then I have taken part in lots of workshops and events and joined their Changemakers volunteering programme.
This means I am learning how to support other young people and represent the views of other youth especially young women.
As well as developing my skills in acting, writing and media, being a volunteer has made a real difference to my confidence. Second Wave helped me to believe in myself.
I am very motivated to develop my own skills and support others as a youth leader.
I want to explore real issues that affect young people, and also to reflect in the lives of refugee youth.
At Second Wave, I believe that young people working together to develop plays, poems, films and other events can build solidarity between us as a community.
An award-winning volunteers programme, Changemakers is open to all young people aged 15-24 years.
You will develop your skills in working with other young people, engaging positively with your community and take part in building relationships that lead to meaningful change. Expenses provided.
If you would like to become a Changemaker, please tell us a bit about yourself by filling the form below. We will invite you to meet us and learn about our work and also find out what interests you.
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