Society “Shelter “Safe House”” informs that on 19 December the integration training course organised under the project “Support Activities for Persons Under International Protection II” will be completed by two groups that began the course in November of this year. Both groups included 24 persons under international protection from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Egypt, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Palestine.
Integration courses provide an opportunity to their participants to acquire knowledge about Latvia, its state system, history, culture and traditions, practical information about Latvia, information about integration into the society, non-discrimination principles, communication, religious and cultural differences, housing market, employment options, education system and opportunities to obtain education. Participants can also learn about spending their leisure time, the health care system, social security network and social assistance system in Latvia. To enable families with children to participate in the course, babysitting is organised during the course.
Turkish and Arab language interpreters from Information Centre for Newcomers provided assistance in ensuring high quality communication with the participants of the training course.
Lecturers of the integration training course noted that participants were most interested in the subjects of housing and family reunification.
Under the project – along with the integration training course – Latvian language courses took place. The goal was to provide persons under international protection with knowledge and skills of Latvian necessary for work and everyday life, as well as to develop main language acquiring skills. On 19 December this year the training course will be completed by the 10th group, which consisted of 15 persons, who have arrived in Latvia from Mongolia, Tajikistan, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Iran, Belarus, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Azerbaijan.
The courses was available in Riga and in CAS Mucenieki (for the persons accommodated there).
The Support Actions for Persons under International Protection II project is implemented with the support from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and co-financed by the European Union. Grant Agreement No. PMIF/9/2017/2/01/