Hello, I’m Mantist Oryem. I’m the creator of this program. 2009, I graduated with a diploma in community development.
I was inspired to make a different. I wanted to learn how I could make lasting impact in the lives of people in our community.
Over the years, I had conversations with over 1000s of young refugee migrants and spoken with many non-for-profit organisations
and community leaders about the challenges our young refugee migrants are facing around mental health.
Time and time again, these are the top 3 ranking BIG issue that keep repeated.
1. IDENTITY Confusion:
Most young refugee migrants came from such a tormented background that majority of their early life been life of survival. This has
cause a deep rooted feeling of unworthiness, lack of self trust and self believe. Most of them basically running on empty…feeling
2. Lack Of Direction:
Most young refugee migrants never stop, take a piece of paper and map out exactly what their short-term, mid-term or long term
Nobody took the time to show them how. So, they end up drifting and moving about aimlessly without any clear direction.
3. Cultural Shocks:
Although the prospect of coming into a new country is an exciting experience, most young refugee migrants feel out of place in
their new country. They feel lonely, confuse and misunderstood.
– Feel alone.
– Feel Confuse
– Feel disconnect
– Feel Vulnerable
– Feel Unsupported
– Join gang
– Commit crime
– Cause bodily self harm
– Worst of all, Commit Suicide.
1. Take interest.
3. Offer helping hand.