The project starts from the observation that community learning and building often starts through women who are engaged in their communities.

WIDHT “Women In Diaspora communities as champions of learning to live TogetHer”

WIDHT “Women In Diaspora communities as champions of learning to live TogetHer” is a project that aims at building a cohesive and inclusive community by mapping how migrant women can be champions for learning in their communities, and by providing support to women of the immigrant population.

The project deals with the challenge of migrant women to master a new language and enter the labour market: the research shows that it is harder for migrant women to become integrated due to lack of skills and the number of household responsibilities. Exclusion from the society makes the integration process a lot more complicated, therefore leading to such consequences as lack of citizenship skills and participation, lack of opportunities for personal and professional development, and hinders the well-being of migrant women as a whole.

 

Aim and objectives of the project 

• Analyze the ways migrant women share their experiences and knowledge with other members of the diaspora community and how it helps with integration into new cultural and linguistic contexts;

• Encourage immigrants, in particular, migrant women to participate in their community by providing opportunities for developing and strengthening their pre-literacy and social skills;

• Increase the level of language proficiency in order to facilitate social and professional integration;

• Promote equal access to quality adult education;

• Support people’s sense of autonomy and ownership to increase the participation in society through non-formal training sessions about memory, search for identity, resilience and so on;

• Facilitate the inclusion of disadvantaged people through user-friendly technology;

• Strengthen the skills of educators and intercultural mediators.

 

Main outputs

• A report on five national surveys about how women use informal and non-formal learning in their diaspora community – download: Migrant Women as Champions of Learning;

• A toolkit for adult educators of disadvantaged people with A1-A2 and B1-B2 language levels – download: learning units;

• Audio-visual materials based on five real stories of women using their skills in the diaspora community;

• An interactive map of the local education providers and resources;

• A report with results, recommendations, and good practices.