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Give 40 unaccompanied minors hope for life with integration paths

40

unaccompanied foreign minors

250

educators, social operators
and trained tutors

100

research job pathways

A project activating training and work orientation courses, accompaniment and integration paths for UFMs - Unaccompanied Foreign Minors - in Turin.

HELP FOSTER THE INTEGRATION
OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

BACKGROUND
THE PROBLEM OF SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS (UFMs)

According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, as of 31 August 2021, there were 5540 unaccompanied foreign minors (UFMs) registered in Italy, of whom 250 in Turin, currently accommodated in reception facilities or with relatives. Unaccompanied foreign minors represent a group exposed to the risk of social exclusion and discrimination. The services dedicated to them present various criticalities, essentially due to the specificity of the needs of these minors, who have different backgrounds and assets. Due to the events that led them to leave their countries and their family units, UFMs have serious difficulties in integrating into a new social system that is very different from their original one.

OBJECTIVES
FOSTERING THE INTEGRATION OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS THROUGH SUPPORT AND TRAINING

The project aims to promote the integration of 40 unaccompanied minors through accompanying and training courses aimed at guaranteeing work placements that take into account their potential and training, psychological and socio-relational needs, with particular attention to the transition to adulthood. Another important objective of the project is the strengthening of the reception system for UFMs, through the reinforcement of the foster care system, the support of housing autonomy and the organisation of specific training courses for operators in the sector and members of the host communities.

HOW WE WORK
TRAINING AND GUIDANCE FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS AND OPERATORS
TRAINING AND GUIDANCE
FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS AND OPERATORS

In order to implement the integration processes of unaccompanied foreign minors, the project proposes various training and professionalisation activities: vocational training and orientation courses, apprenticeships, social theatre workshops aimed at acquiring life-skills, language training for work; training of peer educators. Alongside the training offer, there are foster care placement courses with socio-psychological support and co-housing placements, psycho-social support, sexual health and citizenship education, with specific training for operators.

       

RESULTS
OFFERING CONCRETE OPPORTUNITIES TO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

The project intends to offer multidimensional and individualised responses to promote the active inclusion of 40 unaccompanied minors in Turin, through the creation of a network of local agents with different but integrated skills and the activation of training, independent living and psycho-social support programmes for them. More than 150 minors or those who have just come of age will be involved in specific moments of the process, according to a "lighter" accompaniment method, always aimed at wider integration in the community.

       

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

Cifa

Via Ugo Foscolo 3

10126 Torino

Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

IBAN IT34Q0200801005000102087969

SWIFT UNICRITM180

Postal order

Poste Italiane Spa     C/C 50829423

IBAN IT84U0760110300000050829423

SWIFT BPPIITRRXXX