Future Voices believes that education and learning contribute to social cohesion by developing skills for participation in society and extending understanding of different ways of living. This includes skills in communication for living, working and investing in a national and global context.
We aim to improve the lives of those living with multiple barriers by addressing the following human needs:
Future Voices is positioned as a driving force that highlights real issues that our communities face and creates opportunities for future generations. We specialise in creative innovation, empowerment, and advocate for the grass roots in communities to achieve their potential. It is a platform that targets and mentors youth aged 15 – 25 from refugee, migrant and low socio-economic backgrounds to create opportunities, enhance knowledge, foster and support community integration, and broaden understanding of different ways of living.
We focus on explicitly teaching life and employability skills, strengthening and improving cross cultural understanding and inter country relations. We have a commitment to innovative program design and developing entrepreneurial networks that will be required for regional development, global engagement and future growth of the economy.
Future Voices is underpinned by the Nelson Mandela Legacy. This includes the following values:
An African proverb said that ‘it is important to teach people how to fish rather than to provide a fish to people’. This is what the program does – teach participants how to fish.