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 providing support to females 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

• As part of the project five national surveys about how women use informal and non-formal learning in their diaspora community were conducted;

• A toolkit for adult educators of disadvantaged people with A1-A2 and B1-B2 language levels was designed;

• Audio-visual materials based on five real stories of women using their skills in the diaspora community were created to be used in local events for dissemination of ideas of the project;

• An interactive map of the local education providers and resources was developed and linked to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) to be easily accessible to members of the community;

• A report with results, recommendations, and good practices was compiled for future use;

• A final conference with at least 300 people involved in the project was organized as a conclusive activity;