THE KEY PROBLEM: REFUGEES IN MEXICO LACK ACCESS TO DECENT JOBS
Refugees come to Mexico with their families to build new lives free of violence, persecution and crisis. Fleeing Central America, Venezuela and other regions, most arrive without support networks and resources so they embark on the journey of securing a job to cover basic needs. However, they often battle rejection due to discrimination and administrative obstacles. Most of those lucky enough to find a job work for lower wages and without social security increasing thenumber of those in need of support – asylum requests in Mexico have more than quadrupled since 2017.
HOW OUR PROGRAM MAKES JOB INTEGRATION POSSIBLE
INTRARE’s program is designed with refugees’ input and is based on their needs to make real change happen. It includes:
- Training on soft skills key for accessing good positions.
- A basic needs stipend that makes it possible for them to invest time in the training.
- A personal mentor who supports each participant through the steps of integration.
- A peer-to-peer support community.
- Partner companies who offer jobs in inclusive environments, and whom we support in the hiring process to overcome any administrative and social barriers.
This is how our program works step by step:
*All recognized refugees and many asylum seekers receive a work permit in Mexico.
In our pilot project we worked with 25 refugees—training and matching them with employers. Now, it is time for us to grow.
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE WITH YOUR SUPPORT
It means getting to know their host community facilitated by mentors and coworkers and starting to make Mexico their home.
For the refugees, accessing a job means much more than a safe income. It means to get to know their host society through their mentors and coworkers, and start making Mexico their home.
With 300 USD, we can sponsor one refugee to participate in our program. Let’s have a look at that:
We invite you to contribute to our campaign and share it today! Together, we can improve the future of 100 refugees in 2020. .
If you have any issues with your donation, please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you want to know more about us? Just visit our homepage, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or write to us.
Monica Andrea Torres Valencia
Juan Del Cerro
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