Advanced education for multipliers in refugee relief


LAG conducts two projects for multipliers working in the field of refugee relief. The advanced trainings take place between august and september 2017 and are financed by the federaloffice for migration and refugees.

 

A lot of People in Brandenburg are involved in projects for and with refugees, most of them on a voluntary basis. The project supports these people and acknowledges their dedication.

 

The first projects supports internal work in organizations; the second one mediates knowledge and methods for educational activities with refugees.


Project 1: professionalization of internal work

The advanced training mediates knowledge to professionalize the intern work in small non-profit NGOs. Part of that is to evaluate the work of the last months and to build up a strategy for the upcoming months. Each advanced training will be created on basis of individual needs of the NGOs that take part.

 

Possible contents:

  • Strategic planning: building up plans and workloads for the upcoming months. Which resources do we have to continue or work? How can we build up new partnerships? Which issues are relevant for refugees after their arrival in Germany?
  • Basics of public relations: how can we present our work in public? Knowledge about building up websites, writing press releases and media like newsletters, blogs will be mediated.
  • Digital tools for networking in rural areas: using digital media to get in touch with other organizations in the rural area in Brandenburg; digital tools to simplify work within NGOs.

Project 2: supporting multipliers in the field of refugee relief

The advanced trainings mediate knowledge and methods to enhance the work of voluntary refugee relief.

 

Possible contents:

  • consumer protection for refugees: how can we prevent refugees from signing problematical contracts or taking on debts? Which information about consumer rights are needed, where can refugees get help?
  • support and empowerment for fled women in rural areas: How can we include fled women more directly in their projects? How can these women build up contacts to women's organizations in their neighbourhood?
  • Handling traumata: how can we support refugees struggling with traumata?
  • civil education as a cross-sectional task: embedding participatory elements in eduactional activities, embedding contents od civil education.
  • Work with refugee's biographys: acknowledging competences and qualifikations that refugees bring with them.
  • How to overcome antimuslim racism: multipliers are often confronted with rejection and racist positions against refugees, especially refugees that are muslims. How can we argue for tolerance, acceptance and openness?