The #migrants4migrants initiative requires ASSOC to act as a link between migrants and the society, providing the best support in all fields of adaptation: accommodation, work, health and education, just to mention the main ones.
This initiative is particularly relevant for our organization, since it offers us the opportunity to develop not only new professional knowledge, but also personal skills. In fact, in order to be helpful for migrants, it is necessary for us to develop qualities such as open-mindedness, active listening, tolerance towards different cultures and empathy. “Migrants for Migrants” encourages us to enhance our personal characteristics and to use them in a positive and constructive way, making them available to help others.
KMOP partner organized a workshop on the 12th of November online. It went really well It lasted 1 hour and the participants received a presentation of the organization and the project beforehand. With a total of 7 participants, all experts, and also a migrant. Their feedback was really helpful in order to better shape the introductory step. We have updated the shared report with our step.
On 15,16,17 of September, an online staff training took place, under the initiative Migrants for Migrants, which is focused on fostering the inclusion of newly-arrived migrants in their host society by using the Buddy System.
This initiative intends to promote the inclusion of migrants in their host communities by facilitating their empowerment and by creating links and sustainable contacts between refugee associations, social services, local administrations, and volunteer associations.
«The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to “normal” is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very different job market.»