Youth for UNHCR and Saepod – Motivating youth to engage with refugees

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Sophie Weldon began the Youth for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (YUNHCR) project to engage youth, raise funds and create awareness around the issue of refugees. Inspired by a feeling of helplessness and a passion for sharing personal stories, Sophie used her creativity and new media platforms to motivate other young people to get involved.

“It’s a great opportunity to prove what us as young people are capable of doing” – Weldon

While at Vibewire, Sophie also showcased her final project from her degree at the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School. The SaePod is a mobile space to view, record, and share real stories, giving people a way to capture and share personal experiences.