For many years the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) has been working to raise awareness of, and advocate for, the needs and rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Each year we publish a great deal of information in the form of reports, newsletters, audio visual
material and media commentary.
This ERC Education Resource specifically converts much of our published information into curriculum support material that addresses the learning needs of school students. The aim is to support students and their teachers in their study of asylum seekers and refugees, helping them to understand the background of the people seeking refuge and to separate the myths from the facts.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.