Impressions of Footscray on display

'Untitled' by May Joy Toke

Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living in the West have been given an opportunity to put their talents on display by the Regional Rail Link team.

The Western Young People’s Independent Network (WYPIN) has helped to create a photographic display to adorn one of the project’s work sites on Irving Street, near Footscray station.

The photographs capture what the young people feel, hope and think about Footscray.

May Joy Toke, who was involved in the photography workshops, said she felt honoured to have her work displayed in public.

“I feel like I could share my thoughts and feelings about Footscray with others and hope that we can all bring something positive to our Footscray, which to me is the capital city of the West,” she said.

WYPIN is for young people aged from 12 to 25 years from newly arrived and refugee backgrounds who want to make a difference.

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