asylumkidsA group of young asylum seekers want to make an information booklet and DVD explaining the Irish asylum process in a child-friendly way to other asylee children.

And need some help.

The Irish Refugee Council writes:

“The young people are creating a video that will feature a step-by-step introduction to the different stages of seeking asylum (eg arrival, interview, finger printing, etc). The video will show what happens at each step, where it happens and who will be there (eg lawyers, interpreters, etc).”

“The overall objective is to make the application process less scary by letting children know what to expect.”

“There will also be a booklet to support the video and a game for all users to explore the asylum process.”

The young people have already developed the content and are hard at work on the script and putting together ideas for the animation overlay of the video.

As a collective, the youth decided that the best way to let children know about asylum in Ireland would be to use actual footage of the places a child asylum seeker would encounter with animated characters to explain what happens at each point after arrival.”

The project is expected to cost €3,100.

For the next nine days, you can donate at their Fundit page here.

Pic: Screengrab from IRC Youth Camp