Integration comes from education: ner group for migrants
In 2012, the Commitment to Society Team of ner group launched the action “Welcome, Educate and Train immigrants without resources” The project counts of 12 organizations of the group and volunteers.
The scope of the action is to provide knowledge, skills and different tools to train people immigrating to the Basque Country, to facilitate them to develop those means we all need to have a better life and integrate in a new environment.
The group of immigrants come mostly from Maghreb, the Saharian region of North Africa. The participants are selected based on different criteria, and starting form the most disadvantaged: unemployed,illegal migrants without housing, with language difficulties and without a local social network, and with difficulties to access access welfare benefits. The idea, joining forces with Caritas Goierri, intends to alleviate the dire need of these people.
The action has been developed in the Shire of Goierri (Gipuzkoa) with volunteers taking part is a number of activities. among which the most prominent are teaching Basque and Spanish and horticulture – which aimed at training people in need to produce for their own support.