The project in brief
The project is implemented by People HELP in Spain.
We provide information on the resources to which they are entitled and accompany them to accelerate their processing: health card management, recognition of diplomas, training cycles for young people, schooling, language courses. The project aims to provide a humanized welcome and real integration.
Main activities of the Good Practice
We find laptops, bikes, clothes, shoes, toys from other ngos and also sanitary services like dentists, oculists, physiotherapists... but our main goal is give a personal care to the refugees coming from Afghanistan. For example, we are giving a hand to a hiphoper based in Huesca to prepare his return to his musical career with the second event we have supported.
Elements which helped facilitate the implementation of the good practice
We network between newcomers and locals to support emotional management. We connect with the resources of the local network, looking for activities and leisure, promoting the integration of young people, adults and identifying projects for mothers and grandmothers.
What challenges were encountered in delivering the project and how were they overcome?
The main challenge is finding economical support and logistics because a project based on volunteers is difficult to maintain.
How they were overcome
With good will and a big effort from women volunteers from our ngo.
Results of the Good Practice
In what way does the good practice meet one or more of the four objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees?
Objective 2: Enhance refugee self-reliance
Our work helps refugees feel a little happier and regain the feeling of having arrived in a country that gives them asylum. This helps them to feel empowered, as we put them in contact with human resources companies or mentors who advise them on their real possibilities, thus creating a network that strengthens them.
Objective 4: Support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity
Under the Taliban regime, the chances of offering an improvement in living conditions is difficult especially for women because of the restrictions under which they are forced to live. However, we have prepared an initiative to offer widowed women a kind of commodity card by bartering for other products.
Our will is to continue with it and in fact, we are keeping in touch with the people who right now, after leaving Afghanistan, are in Pakistan or Iran waiting for their visa. in spain our objective is to support the people who arrive by offering them the free resources that we have located either personally or through other entities that support us and we support them.
Are there areas in which support would be required to continue and/or scale up your good practice?
Of course, we would need support to obtain economic resources that would allow us to make this volunteer work a more professionalized task, help to connect with entities in other countries that advocate for refugee asylum and logistical support, including training, to make our volunteer work better and better.