65% of asylum seekers are rejected
“Without the opportunity to express their full potential”
“Have you ever been shot, forty-one times? Have you ever screamed, and no one heard you cry? Have you ever died, only so you can live? Have you ever lived, only so you can die again, then be born again“?
–Wyclef Jean | Influencer & Artist
“I left Somalia in 2005. I went to Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and finally to Libya. In Libya I spent one year in prison. From there I went in Italy by boat in 2008. I arrived in Sicily where I sought asylum and I got a permit for subsidiary protection. After six months, without having a job, I decided to go to Sweden where I spent eight months. When the police discovered me without a specific authorisation for working they sent me back to Italy. I stayed in Rome for two months, and then I went to Finland for one month. I came back to Italy for two months and then I went away again. I chose to go to Holland where I spent one year. I found a job but when the police controlled my document they sent me back to Italy on the basis of the Dublin Regulation. I came back to Italy, I stayed for two months and then I went to Switzerland for four months. The police sent me back to Italy again in December 2011.
I am just asking for an opportunity. None else”
29-year-old man from Somalia and interviewed in Italy by | Jesuit Refugée Service Europe
There are 144 million displaced people across the world. And every minute, 24 people leave everything behind (forcibly displaced persons) to escape war, persecution, terror or simply, lack of human rights and lack of opportunity.
We are migrants and we’re looking for opportunities in a context of adversity. Simple as it is.
47% uf us between 25 and 54 did not attend High School, while 88% of us did not attend University.
67% of you, italian citizens, perceive us (immigrants) as the main threat to the country.
We truly believe that the current migration challenge can be turned into an opportunity because we represent a source of untapped potential for creation of new jobs, economic growth and social stability. In order to overcome this challenge, it is necessary to empower us to develop the skills and to get access to knowledge and support schemes that can enable us to build a solid livelihood, and also to create added value. This should include the possibility of becoming entrepreneurs and thus contribute to further job creation. Because entrepreneurship is the best way to ensure the integration and the economic independence of migrants.
Welcome on Mygrants! We are much more than an online educational platform!
Mygrants is a philosophy, a lifestyle, a way to be. You were born Mygrant or simply not. Sometimes, we lose our way, that’s true. However, as soon as we get the chance, we need to take advantage of it. We were born for it, and we would die for it.
Mygrants | I will either find a way or make mine
Why did we decide to overcome this challenge?
According to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
- All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
- All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
- The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
Don’t wait, Join Mygrants!
We believe that everybody has the right to fulfill their potential and improve their life prospects through education. Our personal well-being is often directly connected to opportunities we may get in life. We, migrants, face additional obstacles that prevent us from building a solid livelihood in a country we desire and deserve to call home. Mygrants’ aim is to fill this gap and overcome these additional obstacles. We truly believe this is an achievable goal.
The technology exists and the need is there, and that’s why we are here. Our mission is to provide millions of refugees located in Italy and across Europe with the opportunity to get:
1) INFORMATION (input)
_ Fundamental human rights
_ European fundamental rights
_ European asylum system & Hotspots
_ Disembarkation & Foglio Notizie
_ Italian Reception System
2) INSPIRATION (engagement)
_ SPRAR system
_ C3 & Verbalizzazione
_ Access to education
_ Territorial Commission
3) JOB OPPORTUNITY (Grants)
_ Identify the opportunity
_ Use the creativity
_ Focus on your vision
_ Value your ideas
_ Ethical & sustainable thinking
We are at the forefront of driving innovation and research in education and migration solutions. But in order to achieve our goals, we depend on the skills of many people, partner and volunteers in order to implement our programme and provide easily accessible education for refugees. To date, we’re testing our service with over 6’000 immigrants located across Italy. Super users will include Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) disembarked in Italy.
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