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Tutors for isolated child refugees in Germany

A project that organizes long-term monitoring of unaccompanied child refugees.

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting Sozialdienst Katholischer Frauen Moers (SKF), a women's association that comes in aid of women who are victims of domestic violence and children, in particular isolated minors. Their latest initiative involves training tutors to help isolated child refugees in Germany.

Child refugees left to fend for themselves

With the influx of refugees that Europe has faced since the spring of 2015, many children and teenagers are emigrating alone, without their family. They are left to fend for themselves in a foreign country. It is necessary to assign tutors to them, in order to provide permanent support and facilitate their integration in their country of asylum. The aim of SKF's project is to implement this in the town of Moers, in West Germany.

Training 20 tutors

SKF's project consists in recruiting volunteer tutors through information meetings and ads published in local newspapers. 20 tutors will be trained by specialized educators and by an expert in asylum law, to provide assistance for isolated child refugees. Once their training is complete and the tutors are recognized as the refugees' legal representatives, SKF provides constant support for the tutors for the duration of their mission.

The Air Liquide Foundation's contribution

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting SKF by financing the acquisition of furniture for the classrooms as well as covering the cost of training the tutors.

PROJECT IDENTITY

  • Project initiator: Sozialdienst Katholischer Frauen Moers
  • Year of support: 2015
  • Location: Moers, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Parrain : Konrad Mohr, Air Liquide Deutschland