Oltre l’Accoglienza

A pathway designed to welcome, assist and promote the social and professional inclusion of 90 Afghan refugees who arrived in Italy in August 2021, as part of Operation Red Handkerchief that brought 400 Afghans to safety, organised by NOVE in collaboration with the Italian government.

Oltre l'Accoglienza (Beyond the Welcome) enhances the state and socio-legal assistance services provided by reception facilities, offering complementary activities. Having identified the specific needs and skills of refugees, it activates local support networks functional to their education and socio-occupational inclusion, enhancing the capacities of each one through ad hoc pathways developed in partnership with Italian universities and professional institutes. It also offers psychological support to the most vulnerable.

As of February 2023, 64.4 per cent of the employable group is involved in vocational pathways, university studies, vocational traineeships or has a formal job. Specifically, 37.8 per cent are involved in pathways aimed at economic independence and social integration.

In particular, NOVE activated 12 employment contracts; 5 internships; 9 university courses; it offered Italian courses to 88% of the beneficiaries. Refugee status was granted to 99% of the beneficiaries who received the outcome of the asylum commission.

Italy. 2021-2023

PARTNERS: Save the Children Italia, Diaconia Valdese, UNINT (Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma).Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma).

DONORS: Save the Children Italia, Fondo di Beneficenza Intesa SanPaolo, Fondazione KPMG Italia Onlus, RISHILPI International Onlus.

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The dream route. Parisa’s story.

Parisa left Afghanistan with her family during the first Taliban regime (1996-2001) while still a child and grew up and studied in Iran. At the age of 16, there was the first leap into the dark. She was given in marriage by her father to a perfect stranger, with no possibility of opposing it. Parisa was patient and lucky. Over time she managed to build a loving relationship with her husband, with whom she had three children (...)

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