Immediately following the first Recipes of Life session for Mums earlier this month, the first Recipes of Life session was held with the youth. The program concept remains the same, to support inter-generational relations, however these initial individual sessions can address specific issues that the youth may be facing with settling.
At the start of the session, as an icebreaker, the girls were asked to prepare a tabouli salad. Everyone in the group shared in the different tasks contributing to the salad, so at the end the dish was named Multicultural Tabouli.
Through discussion some issues were highlighted in navigating life in a new country. A family that arrived 3 months ago confirmed that they had faced some issues, although most people are very helpful. Another issue mentioned by the girls was finding halal food and clothing.
This session was well attended with 15 youths attending. The participants said that they enjoyed the session.
Next session the youth will have more clarity on the purpose of the program and will work on developing the Recipes of Life along with some agreed-upon Tips.
Suggestions have been made for future programs, such as a gym session or sporting activity.