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After all Project: A timeless collection of memories & wisdom from elders around the world

Apr 04, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration news

Photo from: After all Team   "Lunghe Vite e Migrazioni" (Long lives and migration) is a project aimed at creating a collection of video interviews of Italian citizens over 80 years old residing in South Africa. The interviews will be a platform for sharing with younger generations the experiences and awareness of the person being interviewed, using... all project ok.jpg

Disability and Migration in South Africa

Mar 14, 2023
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Photo by Charles Deluvio on unsplash Disability inclusion and ensuring access to rights for all people with disability is critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An estimated 1.3 billion people globally are living/experiencing a significant disability accounting for 16% of the world’s population (United Nations (UN), 2023). The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) defines persons with disabilities as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers...

Lent At Sea

Mar 07, 2023
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Lent is the liturgical season of almsgiving, prayer, and fasting in preparation for Easter. As is customary during this time, the forehead is marked with the cross sign to mark the beginning of the season. This is a sign of humility that man comes from ashes and shall return to ashes as well as a sign of repentance for sins. Catholic faithful around the world goes to church on Ash Wednesday to receive ashes and begin Lent's 40... D IMG-20230226-WA0005.jpg

Scalabrini Centre Cape Town Access to Higher Education for Migrants and Refugees Symposium

Feb 28, 2023
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Access to education is important in providing a link between earning and learning allowing young people to thrive and transition to the pursuit of sustainable features (UNHCR, 2019). Access to education for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants not only benefits the individuals seekers involved, but also the host country’s economic and social development.  Although this is a fact, access to higher education for non-nationals remains a challenge in most host countries (Martin & Stulgaitis, 2022; Kavuro, 2021). They face...

Understanding the lived reality of ‘children on the move’ in the eastern border area of Zambia to develop recommendations for support programmes for vulnerable children in border zones

Feb 21, 2023
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Photo by Roman Nguyen on Unsplash   The movement of children from one country to another is common, according to UNICEF (2021), of the estimated 281 international migrants, 36 million are children. In SADC the irregular movement of young people is motivated by the search of employment, better living and working conditions (Hillier 2007; Walker, Mahati and Magaya, 2020; Save the Children 2020). When migrating, young people employ different strategies for...

Migrant perspectives on video training in South Africa

Feb 14, 2023
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In 2009, the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D’s work package within the MIDEQ Hub in collaboration with The Scalabrini Centre (Cape Town), Scalabrini Institute for Human Momility in Africa (SIHMA), the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, migrants, academics, international agencies and companies embarked on training migrants to create their own short videos that would provide useful information for other migrants to help them improve their lives.  This initiative was led by Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini in partnership with the...