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This is a reference for Samer Al-Kasih

REFUGEES, THE INVISIBLE VICTIMS!

The training activity took place
in Brolo, Italy
organised by Adefis Juventud International NGO
22nd - 27th September, 2017

Aims & objectives

The European Government have to collaborate in supporting social cohesion, co-operation, active participation and tolerance among those who are faced with difficulties, as well as among the nationals taking into account the Human Rights as a key pillar. Some of the general objectives is to inform and raise awareness among European young people aged between 18 and 30 years on the current refugee crisis resulting from the massive arrival of citizens looking for asylum and a better future.
More specific, we want to promote networks and communication strategies in order to enhance the visibility of the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ program.
In order to attain the above mentioned objectives we would maximize the active participation of the youth and the partner organizations at every stage of the project through participatory methods, non-formal learning techniques, round tables, debates, videos, field visits, etc.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The Italian island of LAMPEDUSA is one of the entering gates to Europe for African and Middle Eastern refugees and immigrants who risk their own lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search for a better life and improving their basic conditions and protection. In this project the following countries will participate: Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Portugal, Macedonia, Croatia, Turkey and Spain with a total of 32 participants. During the carrying out of the activities, we would have the opportunity to see and check ourselves the initiatives and programs that the Sicilian Regional Government is implementing in response to the actual humanitarian emergency whose main cause is the massive arrival of refugees and immigrants. Their efforts are based on the directives and principles set out by the European Union not just as a mere necessary process, but also as a starting point in looking for sustainable solutions.

Training methods used & main activities

Non formal education .
Per learning activity.
Learn by doing.
Roll play.
Presentations.
Group work.
Team Building activities.

Outcomes of the activity

The daily program consist of workshops, field visits, etc. aiming at fostering a spirit of solidarity among European young people as to the real issue with immigrants and refugees allowing these last ones to be integrated into society. We also provide young participants with tools and strategies to implement non-discriminating initiatives and programs whenever necessary. We believe it that synergies should be envisaged to work at the local, national and international levels in order to understand better the situation and see how we could look for solutions leveraging friendship and integration values as a collective.
As a result, we expect that all the participants and their organizations acquire common strategies of action when facing the current humanitarian crisis. We expect the outcomes and the learning experience to be shared with other youth organizations in their different home countries as good practices. In the long term, we would like the results and benefits of this project to serve as a contribution to create a more integrated society where human relations are based on solidarity and intercultural acceptance. The fight to socially include refugees and immigrants and avoid their marginalization.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Facilitate the program and give them the training they need according o the schedule .
Control the group, create and facilitate a good condition for cooperation. get them to know each other , Team building and ice breaking, conflict resolution, open conversations about the topic " Refugees" , facilitate the good communications between the participants , coordinate with the coordinator and the logistic coordinator, present the participants at the official meetings, control the timing according the schedule , listen to the participants comments and pass it fro the organizing organizations.

I worked on this training for 5 days days as a full time trainer.

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