News & Articles

Our Stories has reached 16,000 students in only 6 months!

May 2019
In outstanding news, Our Stories is pleased to announce that the first round of data on the Our Stories lessons has come through, and the results out incredible. The two Years 8 and 9 civics and citizenship lessons have been live for only 6 months and have yielded the following results: • No. Downloads: 451 • No.… Continue Reading»

Our Stories speaks to Rotary Central Melbourne

May 2019
On 7 May 2019, Tal (Our Stories Founder) and Shabnam (Our Stories storyteller) presented to a Rotary Club in Central Melbourne to discuss the challenges refugees face building a new life in Australia. The breakfast event was a huge success, with the packed room thoroughly engaged and asking many insightful questions of Tal and Shabnam.… Continue Reading»

Our Stories at the Refugee Alternatives Conference in Adelaide!

February 2019
Shabnam, an Our Stories storyteller, attended the Refugee Alternatives Conference 2019 and used the opportunity to network with the refugee sector and raise awareness on why stories matter to changing the naratives in schools! Refugee Alternatives Conference 2019 offered a space to support new ideas and partnerships in advocating for and with refugees and people… Continue Reading»

Our Stories successfully launches!

December 2018
On Tuesday evening, 11 December, 85 people gathered at the LaunchPad Hub for the official launch of Our Stories. It was a powerful evening of storytelling. Those in attendance were left feeling inspired by the stories of refugees like Shabnam, Alpha, David and Aya.  Alpha, Shabnam, David and Aya each arrived in Australia at a… Continue Reading»

Our Stories launches new curriculum

October 2018
Our Stories has partnered with Cool Australia to develop a new curriculum for teachers, about refugees building a new life in Australia. The lessons are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and are targeted at Years 8 and 9 students. In the newly developed unit, students will be guided through a series of scenarios based on… Continue Reading»