In Rome, Italy, as in several parts of Europe, there is an urgent need to provide integration for migrant communities
Press Release – With support from the Kahane Foundation, Dianova Italy will begin a project in September that will provide effective social integration tools for young people between 12 and 18 years of age, who are immigrants, refugees, and disadvantaged adolescents.
This project: “Language courses and training for vulnerable young migrants and refugees” aims to provide tools that enable youth integration into society, as well as involving members of the community, and helping young people to improve their quality of life and avoid falling into the hands of criminal networks.
Courses range from Italian for migrants to skills training that allows young people to obtain employment and increase their social mobility opportunities.
The project will improve the autonomy of socially disconnected young people who live in the Dianova residences, providing them with technical education, and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially objective 4 (education) and objective 10 (reduced inequalities).
The project will last one year and will impact 30 of the young people currently living in Dianova’s residential facility. The duration of the courses will be from three to ten months depending on complexity and other factors, such as the availability of students and teachers.
The overall cost of the project is 33,066 dollars, of which 70% has been financed through a donation by the Kahane Foundation in the objective of fostering social integration and social mobility.
- Capacity building: To teach skills to young people so that when they turn 18 and leave their homes, they can get jobs and improve the living conditions of their families and communities.
- Positive integration: Eliminating language barriers so that young migrants and all beneficiaries acquire and improve professional skills in order to have the opportunity to be productive and to access the labour market
- Strengthening social cohesion: The project is grounded in the development of partnerships between private sector businesses, Dianova and the young people themseves so they can get to know each other, understand each other better, share similar goals and work together to achieve them.
The Dianova network in action
Dianova International responded to the Kahane Foundation’s call for projects by presenting a social reintegration project. Dianova International will be responsible for the project’s monitoring while Dianova Italy will be in charge of its implementation at its youth centre in Rome. Once more, Dianova International reinforces its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals by impacting objectives 4 (education) and 10 (reduced inequalities)
The Karl Kahane Foundation was established in 1991 by the late Karl Kahane as an independent, privately funded, non-political and non-religious charitable foundation, and is based in Switzerland. The Karl Kahane Foundation is seeking applications from organizations for its grant program with an aim to help people to create a dignified and peaceful living environment for themselves and their neighbours. The Foundation’s funding areas include: healthcare, social welfare, education, conflict resolution, and migration and integration.
With this project, Dianova and the Kahane Foundation work together towards the same goal: to achieve the social integration of migrants and refugees