The feedback that we got from our mentor was: 1. Promote the integration and well-being of the migrant are crucial. It's good to see a project focused on the overcoming of migratory grief. 2. Be sure that the bridges that the project creates between the community and migrants will be sustainable. 3. Increase the focus on the creation of projects that improve the generation of incomes for the migrants and local communities.
The feedback that we got from our users was: 1. This totally changes my mind about migration; I feel full of hope and positivism. 2. It's great to break the myths that with have about immigration. 3. I didn't think until now that my sorrow could affect my capacity to work and rebuild my life here. Now I feel that I'm on track to overcome this an have a better future.
The feedback from the expert on our idea was: 1. The most effective ways to coach program trainers are to conduct workshops for your thought leaders and help them develop actionable skillsets. 2. A few high-impact strategies to share out information about social programs would be to host events to get the community excited about the work TAAP is doing locally. 3. A significant challenge I have seen working with migrants in vulnerable populations is the overall lack of social capital and access to knowledge about resources that impact their day to day lives. Organizations must provide access to networks for migrants and help individuals navigate their journey by feeling safe in inclusive and familiar environments.
Thank you Chris! Your comments have been very valuables because they are aligned with the strategies includes in the project. We work with grassroots organizations to give them the tools, skills, and knowledge necessaries to create a safe space with the migrants. For us, it is crucial to create social capital in the host communities and provide the migrants with a clear pathway that they could follow to integrate themselves into their new home.
The program tested in Bogotá included 300 migrant families in a three-month process. They received support to overcome migratory pain and to integrate into the community. We taught the program to train social organizations, and with them, we held four workshops for women, twelve workshops for children, eight workshops for young people and an integration activity with the whole community. The pilot allowed us to test the facilitator training methodology, the frequency of community activities, and the receptivity of the beneficiaries. After this, the results were better than expected, and therefore we ask the experts what strategy we can include being able to form more organizations and thus increase the impact.