This program provides an opportunity for young people in Years 10 and 11 to share their experiences of life or faith with each other.
The Building Bridges in Schools Program assists secondary students of different faiths and values, in fostering trust, mutual understanding and respect. Students learn key skills of dialogue and share personal experiences of their lives which have shaped them. These qualities serve as foundations to negotiate and engage with each other’s differences and commonalities, and are important for leaders of our country into the future.
Over 2,000 secondary students from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds across Melbourne have been involved in Building Bridges since 2004. The program is administered through WellSpring. Building Bridges is grateful for the ongoing support of the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Etchepare Family Foundation.