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GOOD PRACTICE: an holistic approach to reduce the vulnerability and improve the skills of young migrant workers. SAVE THE CHILDREN, Cote d'Ivoire.

 

Good Practice: an holistic approach to reduce the vulnerability and improve the skills of young migrant workers

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A holistic approach is necessary to address the prevention and response to the vulnerability of young migrants in situations of departure, transit and destination. More concretely, regarding the improvement of skills, it proves necessary the combined action of awareness raising sessions on dangerous migration by several actors as well as adapted actions to learn a profession, literacy courses and other complementary services for young people.

Mobility in conditions of vulnerability is often determined or associated, inter alia, with the economic component or low opportunities for training and employment. The vulnerability of young migrants is complex and requires efforts in several dimensions of protection and by several services. Within the complexity of this issue, the component aimed at providing young people with tools to better address their livelihood challenges is crucial and requires the combined action of actors working in a coordinated way.

In particular, in the case of learning a trade, it proves necessary to offer complementary services to reduce the level of vulnerability. These include the organisation of awareness raising sessions related to dangerous migration and adapted literacy courses. Depending on specific needs, other services may also be needed such as access to legal assistance, access to health services, support, entrepreneurship training and in connection with micro-financial services, as well as support for employment or self-employment. This holistic work aims to contribute to better working conditions and the fight against the worst forms of youth work.

In terms of the actors involved, the active involvement of state and non-state actors ensures complementarity and coordination that allows addressing the various challenges associated with prevention (identification, awareness) and response (effective access to basic social services). and learning and employment). In particular, Master Trainer Educators (MAFs) are a key part of the process as framers for learning a profession but also for developing life skills and protecting young people by reducing their vulnerability.

If all these conditions are met, we see significant positive changes for young migrant workers or those at risk of mobility, such as a significant improvement in skills and job performance through the ability to perform new tasks, the development of new jobs and the development of new jobs, a level of autonomy and self-confidence. On the other hand, a change of mentality is developed vis-à-vis migration based on a new "reasoned" approach to mobility, thus increasing the self-protection of these young people.

 

Key Areas of Good Practice

• Awareness raising of operators / workers in the Informal Economy and other stakeholders (4.3)

• Provide support to operators / workers in the Informal Economy to access services (social welfare services, business registration, access to systems Vocational and / or vocational training (3.1)

• Training on Rights, Laws and Regulations (3.1)

• Allow particularly vulnerable groups to access economic empowerment (women, people with disabilities, people affected by HIV, young people, refugees, migrants, etc.) (4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.11)

 

 

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24 October 2018

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