Event Details

Mesa Campus

Contact
leisa.mcdonald@centralaz.com
(602) 829-8754

Location
Mesa Campus New Life Center, 933 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa 85213

Date / Time

Registration closed on Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Refugee Simulation

Experience Life as a Refugee Family

Join us for an interactive experience where you take on the role of a refugee family; fleeing for your lives and struggling to find a new life beyond the challenges of a refugee camp.

Experience the difficult decisions involved in this life of upheaval and learn the process of applying for acceptance to be resettled in the U.S. by visiting "officials" from different vetting organizations. Your refugee family must pass interviews at each of these stations on your journey to resettlement.

This Refugee Simulation will increase your knowledge, empathy, and understanding of the journey traveled by refugees around the world.

Who:
Come with your family, (ages 10+), your Life Group or on your own! (NOTE: This experience does contain loud noises and events that might scare younger children. It also requires the ability to run across rough terrain.)

When: (Walk-Up Registrations are welcome!)
Friday, November 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. for Central Students
Saturday, November 4, 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. for Adults and Families 

Where:
Mesa Campus New Life Center Chapel, 933 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa 85213

Cost:
$5 per participant or bring a kit to support Rohingya refugees in who've fled to Bangladesh

Kit items include (new/unused): 

  • Winter - 1 hat, 1 scarf, & 1 pair of gloves
  • Hygiene - 5 bars of soap, 1 toothbrush, 1 toothpaste, & 1 comb
  • Medical - 1 fingernail clipper, 1 box of band-aids, 1 or 2 ace bandages, 1 neospirin, 1 roll/box of gauze, and 1 box of alcohol wipes

(NOTE: If bringing a donation or planning to pay in cash at the event, put $0 in the "amount to pay today" field.)

For more information, contact us at GO@centralaz.com.