Luxembourg has welcomed some 400 refugees into Luxembourg; here’s how you can help their integration into the Duchy.
1. Meal Distribution
Help is needed, particularly at weekends, with meal distribution at the Logopédie (this is part of the CHL in Strassen – the address is 4 Place Thomas Edison, Strassen). All volunteers must sign up on the doodle here* and follow the instructions to notify Marie-Aline Roldan of their participation. She will then inform the volunteer of the procedure to follow. The Red Cross asks for 3 volunteers per time slot.
*For first time users , click on the accordion fold and use bottom curser to move along horizontally. Sign up and register.
2. Organised Activities for Women and Children
Activities are organised during the week for the women and children by Serge and Sabine Tonnar : music, singing, art workshops, knitting, dancing, etc.`
One or two people are needed on a regular basis to take part in the knitting workshop Tuesdays from 14h30 to 16h. Needles and wool are provided (or bring your own); it’s a convivial shared moment exchanging with these Iraqi and Syrian women.
To participate in this and other activities, get in touch with Serge Tonnar at firstname.lastname@example.org who can provide more information and activity sheets.
Help is also required to take some of the refugees out, either for walks or to visit the town. The contact person at the Red Cross is Nathalie Vassalo. Contact her for further details at email@example.com.
Arabic-speakers are very welcome, in particular to accompany refugees to appointments with doctors/other officials.
4. Teaching French
Experienced teachers are also needed to teach French at beginner level – any suggestions of activities are gladly received.
Contact Nathalie Vassalo if you can help in this area at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Integration into the Workplace
People can find out how they can help migrants, asylum seekers and refugees integrate into Luxembourg’s work environment at a kick-off event this Sunday, The Connections.
The event is similar to a job fair and aims to provide information and meaningful contacts to asylum seekers who are waiting 6-9 months for their work permit. Whether you are interested in becoming a mentor, helping with language lessons, finding a work attachment or just curious to meet some new friends in town – please come along! Bring your friends, colleagues and children too.
More details to be found here.
This article has been put together with the kind help of Marianne de Mazières.