9 Children’s Representations of Cultural Scripts in Play.

Title: 9 Children’s Representations of Cultural Scripts in Play: Facilitating Transition from Home to Preschool in an Intercultural Early Learning Program for Refugee Children Type: Extract of Chapter from book Location: Canada Name of Responsible Persons: Anna Kirova Source: Re-Situating Canadian Early Childhood Education by Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and Larry Prochner Date: Book published in 2013 The extract of the chapter discusses how children can become involved in plays as a cultural activity that will aid their transition from home to primary school. This study challenges the idea that play should be “culture-free” and will result in the development of a child that is less cult

Refugee School Impact Grant

Title: Refugee School Impact Grant Type: Article (Grant) Location: Seattle, Washington Name of Responsible Persons: Kai-Chin Chan, Student and Family Advocate Source: Hayes Seattle Schools Date: Uncertain The purpose behind the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) funding is to help refugees, and specifically refugee children aged between 5 to 21 who have been in the country for three years, to integrate into schools. The intent of this Grant is to help refugees and their families adjust within academic environments, and to strengthen the involvement of refugee parents with their children’s schools and their involvement within their communities as a whole. The activities that refugee stude

European Call: Refugee Integration Project

Title: European Call: Refugee Integration Project Type: Project Location: Southern Italy Name of Responsible Persons: Source: La Guarimba, International Film Festival Date: Uncertain This article discusses La Guarimba, a cultural organization in the South of Italy responsible for organizing La Guarimba International Film Festival. La Guarimba has initiated a few other projects, such as the cinema school – La Scuola Delle Scimmie (‘the Monkey’s School’) – which aim to utilize their skills to develop a school that would involve both locals and refugees working together in film-making. The school aims to help the participants understand people with different histories and perspectives, esta

Norwegian Cultural Orientation Programme (NORCO): Fostering Integration of Resettled Refugees in Loc

Title: Norwegian Cultural Orientation Programme (NORCO): Fostering Integration of Resettled Refugees in Local Communities. Type: Project Location: Norway Name of Responsible Persons: Source: International Organization for Migration Date: Unidentified The Norwegian Cultural Orientation (NORCO) programme is a project that focuses on providing orientation session to help refugees integrate and understand Norwegian culture and society prior to their arrival. It also aims to disseminate information about the countries from which the refugees have fled. The main goals of NORCO involve not only the integration of refugees and migrants into society, but also their self-empowerment and raising aw

United Invitations: Creating Change at the Dinner Table!

Title: United Invitations: Creating Change at the Dinner Table! Type: Article Location: Sweden Name of Responsible Persons: Ebba (founder) Source: Ben & Jerry’s Date: 17 January 2016 The article posted on Ben & Jerry’s website discusses how food can bring people closer together, for example through the conscientious organization United Invitations. The primary idea behind the organization is one whereby immigrants and locals can meet up for a home-cooked meal, hosted either by the locals or the immigrants, and exchange experiences and swap stories over dinner. This is an interesting and unique socio-cultural activity that can help integrate refugees and migrants into society. This summar

Music Against Borders Wants Your Instruments For Refugees

Title: Music Against Borders wants your instruments for refugees Type: Article Location: Bristol, United Kingdom Name of Responsible Persons: Shaun Curnow Source: Timeout (Blog) Date: Thursday September 17, 2015 This article discusses how musical instruments donated by locals and others in Bristol will be used by migrants and refugees in Calais through the organization Music Against Borders. It will be distributed among-st those who already play an instrument, those who wish to learn, and also helps in the hosting of music-making workshops held within refugee camps. One of the primary aims of Music Against Borders is to create a cultural exchange of music and help migrant musicians becom

Liberi Nantes: The first football team in Italy made up of refugees

Title: Liberi Nantes: the first football team in Italy made up of refugees Type: Video (Project/Team) Location: Italy Name of Responsible Persons: Unknown Source: the Guardian Date: Thursday, 1st October 2015 The Italian Terza Categoria team Liberi Nantes is composed of refugees and migrants, formed by Alberto Urbinati who was angered by the exclusion and racism within Italian football. The players primarily come from Mali, Gambia, Togo, and the Ivory Coast. Their futures are uncertain because it takes a long time until they are granted asylum. Football is used as a metaphor on how the migrants and refugees can integrate into Italian society, as well as a way to help the newcomers forget

How can football support refugees?

Title: How can football support refugees? Type: Youtube Link Location: Brighton, England Name of Responsible Persons: Source: Connect Sport TV Date: December 6, 2016 The video ‘How can football support refugees’ is based on a conference held at the University of Brighton at the Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies. The basic premise of the conference was that football could be used to bring refugees and locals closer together. Football is specifically used as a medium to fight against social exclusion and discrimination. The conference brought together a number of experts and refugees who have benefited from football as a tool of social inclusion. One of the experts, Dr. Chris Stone

‘Hello Neighbor’ Builds Cultural Bridges for Refugees in Pittsburgh

Title: ‘Hello Neighbor’ Builds Cultural Bridges for Refugees in Pittsburgh Type: Youtube Video; Project Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Name of Responsible Persons: Kane Farabaugh Source: VOA News Date: August 5, 2017 The ‘Hello Neighbor’ Builds Central Bridges for Refugees in Pittsburgh video focuses on the non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh titled, “Hello Neighbor” which helps refugees integrate into American society by educating them about American culture, people, and lifestyles. The founder of the organization, Sloane Davidson , created the organization in the attempt to connect refugees to other American families that wanted to help them. Thus, the idea is th

Cultural Activities for Refugees: Training the “Social Muscles”

Title: Cultural Activities for Refugees: Training the “Social Muscles” Type: Article Location: Germany (Berlin) Name of Responsible Persons: Nicole Sagener (freelance journalist living in Berlin), translation by Chris Cave Source: Goethe Institut Date: June 2016 Cultural Activities for Refugees: Training the “Social Muscles” discusses how people can develop the social skills necessary to interact with strangers. This is emphasized as an important part of the integration process of refugees with the local population, in a Europe that is continuously becoming more diverse with time. In the attempt to encourage such inter-cultural mingling, the “Social Muscle Club” (SMC) was born in Berlin in 2

Kitchen on the Run; Germany Tour 2017

Title: Kitchen on the Run: Germany Tour 2017 Type: Ongoing Project Location: Germany (Berlin) Name of Responsible Persons: Source: Kitchen on the Run Date: Unknown The project Kitchen on the Run is a mobile kitchen container that tours Germany and other countries within Europe bringing together locals and refugees to cook and share their experiences and cultures together. The idea for Kitchen on the Run surfaced in 2012, but was founded in 2015, and joined to the Berlin-based organization Uber den Tellerrand e. V. The tours taken by Kitchen on the Run are strategically chosen so that the areas gone to are common destinations for refugees. This summary was created from Kitchen on the Run’s

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