DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Tunisia in Northern Africa is a transit route to Europe. It welcomes Sub-Saharan migrants from Maghreb and the Middle East, specifically Algeria, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and other countries. Migrants are not considered part of the population, even if they settle in Tunisia for years. About 60 migrants arrive per month and become susceptible to exploitation as illegal workers and often lack sustainable funds to survive. Children do not go to school because parents who cannot work cannot afford to cover related expenses. Additionally, the population of young foreign migrants participating in training programs must drop out because they soon realize they cannot pay the fees, even though their skills could benefit both themselves and their families. This project is a continuation of a highly successful program that began in 2013. Its overarching goal is to help immigrants including students, as well as poor Tunisian families escape poverty by offering them skills, tools and support for improved future prospects. Work and education are the key strategies used to affect change and move them away from poverty.
|Main Category||Education, Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Income Generation, Training/Skills Development|