Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Education Resource: Activities for Students
A Resource for Educators

Focusing on Real People and their Stories

  • The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education is involved in a range of human rights projects and initiatives which encourage greater awareness, understanding and action for positive change.
  • For many years the Edmund Rice Centre has been working to raise awareness of, and advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
  • The Asylum Seekers and Refugees Education Resource is ERC’s latest publication, which converts years of our research and experience into curriculum support material that addresses the learning needs of students.
  • The free 52 page Education Resource offers 35 cross-curricular activities which are practical, engaging and focused on increasing awareness about human rights and advocacy. The activities are adaptable to all year levels in secondary school and some can also be used with primary classes, students with special needs and could also be used in community group discussions.
  • Students are encouraged to think about asylum seekers and refugees with compassion, to move their understanding from the head to the heart.
  • We invite teachers to send images, presentations, exhibitions, speeches, art work etc of their students’ work to share on our website. For feedback and enquiries regarding this Education Resource contact
  • To download this Education Resource and the Flyer, go to