The InCommon launched the Start Up stage of the project. The objective is to train migrant women in those competences that will facilitate their personal development and integration into the cultural and educative life of the host community and at the same time share their own cultural background. To this end they are receiving training in 3 of the of KCs of the ERF, plus a training on Leadership.
Women will acquire skills that will help them to interact in a digital environment, to be aware of the relations between their own culture and the hosting community, to be able to express themselves and send feedback on cultural activities and, finally to be aware of the importance of learning to learn as a tool for personal development and interaction in the community.
In a nutshell,
Digital Competences Course
The main objective of the course is to provide the basic knowledge, skills and competences to migrant women to use efficiently ICT in order to be able to live and operate in today’s Digital Society. Specifically the women will be able to operate a PC, a smartphone or a tablet, make basic configurations on these devices, store and share files, find, assess and process information, use online services, create content with the use of an editor and shareware such as the movie maker, communicate with the use of email and various messaging apps, have a presence in Facebook and Instagram and understand the main safety issues of the internet.
Civic, Social and Intercultural competences, Cultural awareness and expression
When migrated/seek asylum in another country every day is a new challenge towards the goal of integration. Especially when it comes to adjusting to a totally new culture. Culture is important in all aspects of our lives since it influences an individual’s values, views, desires, and behaviour. Belonging to a culture can provide individuals with an easy way to connect with others who share the same mind-set and values. Thus, a lot of refugees and/or migrants stay closely to their community as they feel more comfortable interacting with people with the same cultural background. Thus, in order to get integrated, it is of great importance the development of intercultural, interpersonal and social skills, as well as the understanding of cultural awareness and expression; an understanding that different cultures have different standard, as it will facilitate the process of interacting and expressing one’s shelf, outside their comfort zone.
This set of skills are required to communicate, or share information, with people from other cultures and social groups. Therefore, this course is focused on the presentation of the concept of culture. Furthermore, it gives and overview of the concepts of interpersonal, intercultural and social competences, as well as it defines and present the concept of Cultural Awareness and Expression.