The BCCC Refugee Youth Project strives to unite diverse populations through shared common interests and community needs. By using art as a method of engagement, it becomes a vehicle to promote dialogue to expand cultural awareness, create empathy and understanding, empower community voice, and explore themes of identity.
The awareness and change that occurs during the art-making process is often more important than the end product itself. Increased confidence, pride, and celebration upon completion often endorse the product and serve as a permanent display of the cultural and social change that took place. For RYP, art is a universal language.