Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer School for refugee and asylum seeker children

     In July 2014, the Charity Centre for Refugees, an implementing partner of UNHCR Moldova, gave start to the Summer School for refugee/asylum seeker children. This initiative aims to expand speech and Arabic language skills, to inspire and motivate towards creativity, art, music, history, multicultural background.
  Every Tuesday and Thursday, refugee/asylum seeker children have a programme with diverse activities. The day of the Summer School starts at 10 a.m. in the morning with Arabic language lessons given by Mrs. Amalid Karim, a refugee who worked as a teacher at primary and secondary school in Iraq. These lessons seek to boost the level of Arabic language in written and oral forms. But the most important is to help children not to forget their mother tongue, because may be one day they will have opportunity to return back to the country they were forced to leave. Besides that, children enjoy studying music taught by Mrs. Dima Deiri, a refugee from Syria. While participating in music activities, children are enhancing language and social-emotional development and increasing musical skills and knowledge.
      With the help of local and EVS volunteers, refugee/asylum seeker children have art lessons, where they express inspiration and creativity. During art activities, children make greeting cards, paint ‘mandalas’, create towns in 3D format, etc. Moreover, children and their parents have opportunity to watch films, cartoons or play different games. CCR is happy to see that children have fun creating and learning new things together at the Summer School.  The School day ends with some refreshments.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Mr. Djavid Paknehad,

CCR team, local and European volunteers, refugee/asylum seeker children wish you days filled with much love, many wonderful surprises and lasting memories that will cherish many years ahead.
Refugee and asylum seeker children together with local and European volunteers prepared a special Birthday gift – a handmade postcard with messages written in different languages (Arabic, Romanian, Russian, Estonian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Armenian) and a ‘Happy Birthday’ song.
La multi ani!


CCR team, local and European volunteers, refugee/asylum seeker children

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Austrian Experience of Migrants' Integration for Ukraine and Moldova

23 – 26 June 2014, representatives of state authorities and civil society organizations from Ukraine and Moldova went on the migrants integration study visit to Austria. The Ukrainian delegation consisted of senior officials from the Ombudsman Office, the State Migration Service and the NGO “African Council in Ukraine”. Moldova was represented by officials of the Bureau for Migration and Asylum, the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family as well as the NGO “Charity Center for Refugees”. The visit was co-organized by the IOM Country office in Austria and provided an excellent opportunity for the guests to find out more about the work of the key institutions in the integration policy and practice of the country, including the federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Integration Fund, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, the Vienna City Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the NGO “Integration House” and Caritas Austria.