Empowerment for newly arrived communities and second generation youth

Empowerment for newly arrived communities and second-generation youth

When we talk empowerment within Exuli project, we tackle it within the framework of social and educational work where empowerment is identified as the process of enhancing an individual’s perception of one’s own capacities to make decisions and to overcome one’s own challenges.

In this project, our beneficiaries are young migrants that they were in most of the cases obliged to leave their homeland seeking for a new hope and a new life.

Most of them find themselves in a common situation: they have to build or rebuild themselves in a territory that has its own conditions, language, codes and morals different from the ones of their own culture. This situation may distort the image and conviction they have in their own competences and abilities.

Through the ateliers proposed in this project, our aim is to give back to those young migrants confidence in their abilities, to overcome the condition of vulnerability that some migrants have due to learning a new language, lacking of self-esteem, or other emotional, social and economic challenges. It aims also making these people pass from a status of receiver to the status of holder of the knowledge, through a process of empowerment.

The combination of the Lacanian psychoanalytical practice with the non-formal education one, has the aim to promote an integrated approach that makes the empowerment of young migrants in the heart of their hosting strategy in the different countries.