We are convinced that if refugees get to know people who have been in the country for longer, it will be much easier for them to integrate themselves. On the one hand, it will be easier for refugees to gain a foothold in Luxembourg. On the other hand, it will contribute to sensitising Luxembourg residents to the refugee crisis and give the issue a more concrete and human face.
In December, we are organising a dinner and some activities to bring together residents in Luxembourg and refugees, who recently arrived. Furthermore, we will initiate a "buddy-scheme" where families which have been living longer in Luxembourg are teamed up with refugee families so that they can get to know one another.
MANY THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS! YOU WERE WONDERFUL!
In collaboration with ASTI, we organised the first such integration dinner on 12th March. From 14:00-17:00, residents and refugees had the opportunity to get to know each other better. Besides food and drinks, visitors could participate in various children's activities and follow a fascinating magic show. Furthermore, one refugee performed some traditional songs on his guitar and created a relaxed atmosphere.
But above all, there were 26 refugees that were awarded their certificate for successfully completing an alphabetisation course, which allows them to learn French. We want to congratulate them once more here. It was a lovely afternoon and we are grateful to the many people that visited us, especially Mr Xavier Better, who had a few conversations with refugeesand volunteers.