Informal Language Learning
In addressing the pressing challenges faced by migrant women in our society, the “Feeling Home” project emerges as a dedicated initiative aimed at reducing the heightened risk of social exclusion within this vulnerable demographic. The project recognizes that social integration goes beyond linguistic proficiency yet acknowledges the pivotal role language skills play in the successful assimilation of migrants into their new communities.
At the heart of our endeavor is the understanding that without proficiency in the respective national language, it is challenging for migrants to establish a foothold in a new country. Social cohesion is identified as a fundamental factor in the integration process, emphasizing the need for a shared understanding of how diverse societies can collaboratively shape their coexistence.
Migrant women, in particular, face isolation from their host communities, compounded by disadvantageous preconditions for learning. Factors such as lower levels of schooling and vocational training, coupled with increased vulnerability, create barriers to integration. Additionally, childcare responsibilities further limit access to language learning opportunities, resulting in a significant portion of migrant women being excluded from comprehensive participation in society.
The primary objective of the “Feeling Home” project is to reduce the risk of social exclusion for migrant women through a multifaceted approach. This includes the promotion of education, the enhancement of tolerance, and the motivation of both trainers and learners towards a lifelong learning strategy tailored to the unique needs of migrant women.
Crucially, the project not only focuses on addressing the immediate needs of migrant women but also strives to uplift the competences of educators. This involves the delivery of informal training, including digital skills, to create a more inclusive and effective learning environment.
Contained within this file are the curriculums that serve as the guiding framework for our project. Each one created by one of the project’s partners, they outline the roadmap for achieving our goals, providing a structured approach to education, empowerment, and social inclusion for migrant women. We believe that through concerted efforts and a commitment to lifelong learning, the “Feeling Home” project will contribute to a more integrated and harmonious society.