I describe myself as a flaneur because I spend quite a lot of time just watching people and communities, reflecting on them, and then writing my reflections and using them to develop ideas for social solutions. I'm a community development practitioner, youth worker, passionate writer, storyteller, and a lover of politics, religions, philosophy and arts.
Hi Chioma, all types of work are posted on the FB site that are suited for refugees. Basically there are two types of work available for refugees who have no work permits. First, working in the informal sector which actually constitutes more than 50% of the labor market in Egypt. And second, the civil society sectors , where they can get employed under a volunteer contract and get paid in the form of transportation allowances.
In a country like Egypt, it is almost impossible to get work permits for refugees, and they have to pay a lot of money to get that. However, the advantage is that they have access to a wide labor market, not like refugees who live in camps.
Thanks a lot Karen for your comment. I just checked your idea and it sounds very inspiring and just exactly what I had in mind. Have you already tested it in some of the refugee communities, would love to hear your feedback.
This looks like a very interesting model Cataline. Have you tried this in Arab countries context before, and can it contextualized to serve different languages such as Arabic? I'm highly interested to try this out in Egypt.