Youth Voices

This is a space where young people can share, and read about, what it’s like being an African-Australian young person. It also includes resources that may be of help.

It is part of a study that looks at how diverse African-Australian youth living in Western Australia navigate their identities. We are interested in how this affects their lives personally, and social cohesion more generally.

This research arose out of a number of  forums hosted by the UWA Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC). One of the key issues raised was the challenges and opportunities African-Australians face in navigating multiple identities. These include mental health and wellbeing, sense of belonging, education and employment, and relationships. The study seeks to understand the differences and similarities in the experiences of youth of African backgrounds.

Contribute to our blog

Please send us your thoughts sharing your experiences, thoughts, and ideas on navigating being an African-Australian young person in WA. Please indicate if you would like this to be published anonymously. Our Research Officer will be in touch to finalize your submission for publication on the blog.


The link below gives access to a range of resources that may be useful for African-Australian young people. These range from arts, culture and critique to mental health resources. There are various websites and podcasts linked that will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of issues relevant to this project.

Survey prize draw winners

The Project Team is delighted to announce the winners of our survey prize draw!


1st Prize - $500 EFTPOS Voucher

Molly Kirabo


2nd Prize - $300 EFTPOS Voucher

Catherine Aftera


3rd Prize - $200 EFTPOS Voucher

Yemurai Moffat

Congratulations to our prize draw winners and thank you to everyone for taking our survey!

This project is in partnership with:

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