Course “Human Rights in Practice”
The group consisted of a total of 25 course participants.
The target group we worked with was twenty unaccompanied asylum-seeking boys and four unaccompanied asylum-seeking girls between the ages of 15-17.
All the participants were born in Afghanistan and applied for asylum in Sweden during the year 2015.
The participants’ educational background was varied. About half of the group had previously studied at school between 1-5 years and half of the group had studied Islam for 1-3 years in Koran school.
Since the course participants are minors and live in Sweden without their biological parents, they live in Swedish family homes and not in refugee centers or other types of institutions. The family homes consist of one or two adult persons who are Swedish-born or have lived in Sweden for so many years that they are well-integrated.
The purpose of the family home’s mission is to give emotional support to the asylum-seeking young person but also to support and encourage him or her to integrate into Swedish society. An important task for the family home is to break the young person’s isolation by being there for him or her in difficult situations as well as giving advice and support in everyday situations. The aim is that young asylum seekers will eventually be able to take care of themselves and move to their own homes.
All course participants study Swedish in classes organized for newly arrived asylum seeker minors. At the start of the course, participants have studied the Swedish language for a maximum of 6 months.
☒ Language Training
☒ Intercultural communication