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IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE’S & UNACCOMPANIED MINORS CURRENT SITUATION

  1. IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE’S & UNACCOMPANIED MINORS CURRENT SITUATION
To

Excellency,

EEA GRANTS – Iceland – Liechtenstein – Norway

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Greece

I believe that this letter meets you in good health. I think extremely high of Hara Organization and

It is my great pleasure to write a letter of financial support on its behalf to IOM Greece & EEA Grants

Hara is a registered non-government, nonprofit organization participating in various issues concerning the well being of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers living in Greece.

Greece has now become a mother land to many refugees/immigrants, while in the past couple of years the number of refugees has increased incredibly ranging from children to old ones. Many of this refugees /immigrant come to Greece for one reason or the other, political problems, fear of life threaten circumstances and others for better life. Most refugees /immigrants are from Asia and Africa facing war, conflict, and climate problems in their country (Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Philippine, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria, India, Ghana etc) in contrary to other European countries.

Some sold all their properties to raise money, paid agents who brought them to Greece through any means: by foot, walking thousand and thousand of kilometer through jungle, mountains just to have a better life, many other cross the Mediterranean – sea with live boats to get a better life, risking everything. The suffering to get a better life is unbearable sleeping in the mountain, drain by rain, cold, snow. Some died in the process of crossing the Mediterranean – sea, while some women and young girls were victims of rape by hooligans.

How they make their way to Greece is not the major problem that these Asylum Seekers are facing. What assistant do they have in Greece? Now they are in Greek soil, facing detentions by the coast-guards for three to six months, release to find their fate with thirty days injection paper to leave the country. Asylum Seekers in Greece have little assistant or small kind of support. No health care, no food and accommodation. Most find their ways to Athens – the capital of Greece – from different islands, to obtain refugee/immigrant statue.

This is another nightmare; these Asylum Seekers sleep outside the immigration office for weeks no answer, no food and shelter. Finally, they are given a resident paper (red card) by the Greek government.

Where will they start, with no language experience? Without food and accommodation, how can they possible find a job? (It is estimated that more than 50% of immigrants and refugees are jobless). They end up sleeping in parks, begging money for food, while others gather in Omonia area of Athens, and are involved in any kind of illegal jobs such as drug dealing, stealing money etc. Many women and young girls & boys “choose” prostitution out of desperation in order to make a living. In some case this woman’s & single parent with Children have their kids with them; the children see their mother entering hotels with different men, exposing them to sexual harassment.

All the above exist because the lack of infrastructure and immigration policy in Greece.

Hara for long time has been in the asylum seekers sector. I have been working for the organization as a President. People that visit our association are primarily immigrant & refugee’s children’s, Single parent with children’s and vulnerable women’s. In addition, I speak Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Dutch, Greek, Arabic, and English, which makes my communication with people that visit our NGO for help, easier. As a member of the management team of Hara, I am charged with constantly working to find more efficient, cost-effective means of delivering equality education and a moral upright society. Hara cannot achieve its goals and objectives, we have to solicit for assistance from IOM, EEA Grants (ICELAND, NORWAY, and LIECHTENSTEIN) and co-operate body to execute our aims and objectives.

Greece is facing a very difficult economical crisis and it is our obligation as humans and as parts of NGO Hara, to help these Asylum seekers and give the best possible means to them in order to survive. Besides, one of the main principals of our association is that “The point is to help everyone survive and not just a few by sacrificing the others». This is the reason that if you give us fund for the Shelter House for Unaccompanied Minors, then the Refugee & Immigrant minors who are in Greece, will be in Good condition.

This is the reason; we have made an NGO Monitor. Which is Below:

1 Hara Leadership

2 EAFAE (Greek – African Philanthropic Organization) as Association Member

3 IGE O. Ouroueno as Assistance of EAFAE (Greek – African Philanthropic Organization)

  1. 07.Project Location and the data of the students and teachers
The project

Sl

No.

Total Students

Teachers

Male

Female

Total

01

100

100

200

09

The NGO Hara’s board of members has selected a place for the Shelter house, which will be implemented at (Write down Name of Place) in Athens, Greece. The location is situated near of refugee camp. The proposed area is in a favorable good environment for the children, which is on plain flat land & green landscape, which will be reflected of reconciliation with an alien environment of the Minors. The Asylum Seekers are enthusiastic about self-development. This place will be convenient to thoroughfare for the away students especially for the Minors.

Number of Teachers of subject wise:

Sl

No.

Name of Teacher

Designation

Graduated At The

01

 

Ayesha Siddika

Headmaster

National University Barisal Bangladesh, Masters – Bachelor of Education

Diploma of Teacher Training College, Barisal

02

Konta Fatouma Dite Suzanne

Deputy Headmaster

Two Year Primary School Teachers Course

In Republic of Mali – Maru Teacher’s College

03

Petropoulou Eleni

Greek Language

Political Science & Public Administration in National Cappodistriako University of Athens

04

Botsis Konstantions

English Language

Senior High School, Student of Panteliou University, Economy Economic and Regional Development division.

English Level: Proficiency

05

Saon Hok

Computer

2nd Year Senior High School – Computer Division at 1st Business Senior High School Metaxourgio

06

Niger Kazi Mostafa

Math

Bachelor Of Science at Government University of Bangladesh, International English Language Testing course at University of Cambridge, Post – Graduate Diploma London Business College

07

Pilarinos Markantonatos Gerasimos

Religion

Senior High School, Military Course Complete, Special Force 35th Command Unit – Cyprus

08

Malika Auma Omwayi

Music + Art

B.A. SOCIOLOGY & GEOGRAPHY DEGREE

ECDL PROGRAM

09

Omwayi Shamir Odhiambo

Physical Exercise

Electronic Engineering,

Language Test Completed at National Capodistrian University of Athens.

  1. 08.Financial Requirement

EURO

a) Total program cost:

1,630,454

b) Local (HARA) contribution
c) Amount requested from Donor Agency

Year

EURO

1st Year

632,297

2nd Year

489,055

3rd Year

509,102

  1. 09.Objective of the Project
  • The disadvantage & neglected poor minor children’s refugees & immigrants may get chance for education and balanced diet for ill health. Also they will be self-dependent to sustain their rest life in a good way.
  • (Greek Language Course for Vulnerable Women) => All the Adult immigrants & Refugees, which most of them even though they lived for long time, they still didn’t get to learn the Language, we will give them lesson to Greek language.
  • Vocational Training Course for Minor Immigrants & Refugees: Like Tailoring, Barber, Carpenter, Painter, Computer Lesson, etc.
  • Legal Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Shelter House for Pregnant, Orphan children & Disable people
  1. 10.Project Background and Justification:
The proposed project is need based and people oriented. It will be implemented at Athens, Greece.

Literacy rate of minor refugees & immigrants are frustrating, which are the bottlenecks for ensuring peoples participation in development process through empowering, democratization of the Society, boosting up production and productivity and establishing Human rights The refugees & immigrants are neglected and depraved from the all facilities? They do not get any job because they have no skill of work or education. Their children cannot go to school due to poverty. The NGO Hara has surveyed of refugees, which comes to Greece they will never go back to their own country. They want to establish in Greece. For that reason their children need proper education and other vocational training.

They are economical poor, socially backward, culturally week, physically ill health and politically handicapped. They are living from hand to mouth in dilapidated house without their minimum basic rights of food, shelter, clothing education and Medicare due to their insufficient income. They are disorganized and facilities in attitude and hesitant to resist any oppression and exploitation independently. Their standard of living is very low which is characterized by low and unevenly distributed family income, poor hosing facilities, lack of education, lack of drinking water and sanitation and malnutrition such crushing poverty is reflected in the high prevalence of infant mortality rate (IMR) crude birth rate (CBR) maternal mortality rate (MMR) are increasing. The family members (specially the children) are affected by water born diseases i.e. diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, and worms. The people are not aware on family planning and immunization due to health facilities and supplies. Moreover, the women and pregnant mother are suffering with ill health.

The condition of women is deplorable. There are underutilized and underdeveloped resources. They are victims of severe poverty, illiteracy, ill health and civic inertia along with deprivation, oppression and exploitation. Their mobility and participation in outside development activities in most of the areas are restricted.

The condition of these children is vulnerable. They are victims of unplanned parenthood Infant mortality rate that is higher. Most of the children of school ages remain unschooled due to parental poverty. Children are engaged in child labor instead of schooling.

Considering the gravity and magnitude of the problems of the rural poor, HARA is interested to undertake the program.

  1. 11.Project beneficiaries
Many Minors and some people will get employment facilitates. It is noted that the Minors who never seen in their dream to go to school and get the balanced diet for their daily life will get the above chance.

The Minors & the children of the single parent are behind from education, which is not humanitarian for the present world. The Minors & the children of the single parent are not having their meal regularly due to the lowest income of their parents. The Minors & the children of the single parents will get the chance of meal three times in a day. It will fill up their lack of nutrition.

After completing their schooling from the school with language and technical skill, many baseless refugees & immigrant Minors, disable & orphan children’s will be self dependent. And also some refugees & immigrant Minors & the children of the single parent’s will be carrying a happiness life.

  1. 12.Component of the Project for the Vulnerable Asylum Seekers
  1. Primary Education.
  2. Vocational Training
  3. Balance diet formal-nourished
  4. Medical checkup and treatment
  5. Provide Uniform for students
  1. 13.Specific Objectives
  1. The Minor’s may get the chance for education
  2. To get the chance to solve their malnourished health situation
  3. To get the chance to be aware on neat and cleanness
  4. To be aware to keep the environmental balance
  5. To keep the gender balance
  6. Aware to respect each other
  1. 14.Project impact
In conformity with the objectives the following achievement will be fulfill within the project period.

Many neglected poor minors will get the chance for their education by proper environment.

Many children’s will get the chance to keep their nutritional balance.

The poor minors of the most rural area will get the facilities of treatment from qualified doctor.

The minors may able to aware to keep the environmental balance.

The child mentality of the minors will rise up by getting school uniform.

It will create an Environment where these kids will be in touch with Greek society & its culture.

 

  1. 15.Work projection plan of the project

Project Title:

NGO ASSISTING ASYLUM SEEKERS

Shelter House for Unaccompanied minors, Vulnerable women, Single Parent with children in Greece

Hara Events

          Duration of the Project :36 Month

          Accomplishment work plan in Month

Sl No

Activities

Month

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

HARA Executive meeting
Project staffs recruitment
Staff Orientation training for this project purpose
Start Shelter House
Start group formation
Staff meeting
Center Building Rent
Meeting with children’s’ Parents
Shelter House child feeding
Shelter House uniform distribution
Medical Cheek -up
Shelter House Examination
Supervision
Evaluation
Progress report submit to Donor Agency
Audit
  1. 16.Accomplishment work plan in Year
Sl No

Activities

Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

01

02

HARA Executive meeting

03

Project staffs recruitment

04

Staff Orientation training for this project purpose

05

Start Shelter House

06

Book Supply to Students

07

Start group formation

08

Staff meeting

09

Meeting with children’s’ Parents

10

Shelter House child feeding

11

Shelter House uniform distribution

12

Medical Cheek -up

13

Picnic for students

14

Beneficiaries training

15

Shelter House Examination

16

Supervision

17

Evaluation

18

Progress report submit to Donor Agency

19

Audit
  1. 17.Executive and Management
The program will be implemented under the overall guideline of the executive committee of the organization. All the policies as per the project objectives will be implemented by the program staff headed by the Director who is responsible for overall implementation and management.
  1. 18.Staff recruitment
The staffs needed for the project :

The program will be launched with the recruitment of 31 staff,

Designation

Purpose and responsibilities

Number

Executive Director ( ED ) Top Management, Coordination, Reporting and the Head of Lead organizations and will work under HARA, the Applicant Organization

01

Project Director Management, Coordination, Reporting and will act as the head of the partner network of the project, works directly under ED and Partner Organizations

01

Chief Coordinator Coordinate the overall activities to ensure smooth and effective performance of project level activities, works directly under ED and Partner Organizations.

01

Director of Finance Ensure proper disbursement and transparent utilization of project fund with budgetary control to ensure effective implementation of the project, works directly under ED and Partner Organizations

01

Headmistress In charge of the school affaires and the academic well being of the Children: the PTO (Parents Teachers Organization) the BOG (Board of Governs)

01

Deputy headmaster In charge of examinational team, discipline level of the school and a conducive learning environment.

01

Head of education In charge of the curriculum and syllabuses taught in the school.

01

Teachers in charge of the academic studies in the school

09

Chief Accountant Ensuring keeping proper books of accounts and making accounts statements, works directly under ED.

01

Office Secretary Office administrator to keep all records to ensure proper official activities

01

Computer Operator Office administrator to keep all records to ensure proper computer operation

01

Accountant All books of accounts , disbursements, voucher posting and making accounts statements, works under Chief Accountant and Director of Finance

01

Legal adviser She/he is answerable to the legal school matters concerning the School.

01

Driver Car Driver for ED and Project Director

And for children school bus Drivers.

04

Office Guard For center security guard

04

Messenger For Office Maintain.

01

Chauffer In charge of picking up the children to and from school. Moreover, conducting other transportation activities for the School.

01

Total

31

After recruitment all staff will be impacted 10 days orientation training for increasing their efficiency in program implementation. Afterwards staff will be imparted 3 days annual refresher course for strengthening their efficiency and overcoming their shortfalls. Staff will also meet monthly for reviewing the trend of progress of activities and to prepare future course of action.

  1. 19.Primary & Vocational Education for Minors
It is widely known that a nation cannot develop without adequate education. That is why, it is known that ‘‘Education is the backbone of a Nation” Rate of literacy in refuges & immigrants in Athens, Greece is well known worldwide for the population of the vulnerable Asylum Seekers. For this reason, the group members are illiterate and are not aware of literacy. They used to go to the city or elsewhere for selling labor or carry on difference hard works with the elder ones sometimes it is completely impossible for the minors to carry on after all they have to do that. For that reason these minors depraving from them basic rights. As an education is the root of all development, so Hara launched with this program for these Minor. Primary education is the vital and most important issues of the project for 36 month primary and vocational education from 1st Elementary to 5th elementary For the neglected children will get the chance to know the usefulness of education for which of the students will be able to carry on a comfortable and happy life to left their present miserable life to start the primary education.

For realization the 10 number of primary school the Shelter House (school house) will be rented as on yearly basis. The educational qualification of the teacher shall be University Certificate passed and the supervisor shall also be Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination passed. The school classes will be started at 8:00 AM from Monday to Saturday and close at 01:00 PM after Lunch except the government holidays and religious festivals. The teachers will pay their house visit to the student’s houses to know their problems. They also motivate the student guardian about the need of education and its usefulness. The supervisor will be responsible for regular school visit. He/ She will guide the teacher to implement proper teaching method. The educational system will run as per education syllabus of the government of Athens, Greece.

 

  1. 20.Feeding supply to the Vulnerable Asylum Seekers
It will be very helpful for the Minors to supply nutritional food for their breakfast & lunch time 6 days per week to cover the malnourished situation of the Minors. Because as it common known that the Minors & the children of the single parent don’t getting sufficient nourishment food, which is most important to improve their health and mind.

So, we would like to give them all nutritive food day meat pulses or fish and with those eggs, banana, milk etc. which will help them for physical growth. The school will remain running for 312 days and other days will be close for government holidays & religious festivals or else.

Many poor child students will get the chance to go to school. Because the schools will run for the above students.

  1. 21.Asylum Seekers Medical checkup
The Asylum Seekers will be under the medical support, if any Asylum Seekersgets illness instantly, who will be treted but once after three month all Asylum Seekerswill be checked-up by the Medical Doctors. The Doctor will give them prescription to the sick students. We will provide medicine as per the prescription. It is very difficult to get proper treatment from the qualified medical doctor for these people. A first aid treatment instruments and medicine will be remaining in center.
  1. 22.Arrange Monthly Staff Meeting
Staff meeting is very much essential to get the updated reports ongoing program activities of the organization. So, HARA will arrange staff meeting every month. During the monthly staff meeting for discussion and rectification if needed. Everybody will get chance to share and express their opinions upon the reports. The respective staff members will learn from each other through this system. In other word, the monthly staff meeting will treated as an on-going learning session. Besides this, the next month action-plan will also be placed monthly meeting, so that each and every staff members can know the organizational whole action-plan. The said action-plan will be finalized through necessary corrections if needed and the same will be distributed to everybody for necessary steps, which is applicable for the respective staff members.
  1. 23.Financial control and management of the project
For transparency of accounts the program grant will kept in a separate Bank Account of the organization which will operate by joint signature. Standard accounting and book keeping system will follow at the time of maintenance of accounts. All the vouchers and documents may be preserved for verification and audit Annual audit will be audited done by the chartered accounts farm.
  1. 24.Means of Verification of Project Achievement
  • Following are the means of verification of project achievement:-
  • Verification of monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Verification of resolution book, savings book and relevant documents of the organized groups.
  • Discussion with group members and community people.
  • Discussion with the program staff.
  • Discussion with the Executive Committee members of HARA.
  • Physical verification of self-employment generation activities of group members.
  • Discussion with school children.
  • Observation of educational system.
  • Observation of attendance, school uniform and health.
  1. 25.Impacts
In pursuance of the objectives, the program, at the end, envisages to achieve the following impacts by empowering the distressed and children malnutrition & education.

  1. Many refuges and immigrant children’s will be self dependent to do work in the rule of Greece government
    1. The minors will get education
    2. The vulnerable asylum seekers will get nutrition’s food medical check- up with treatment
    3. Decrease illiteracy among vulnerable asylum seekers
    4. Improve their lifestyle through the education, and the environment
  1. 26.Supervision & Monitoring
The chief co-coordinator supervises, follow up and monitor the scheduled program and day-to-day activities of the program. The co-coordinator will supervise the activities of the head of center. The head of center will supervise the activities of center teachers, students the center teacher will supervise the students.

The monthly staff meeting and participants meeting will review the activity performances and solve the created problem. All the staff submits monthly progress reports and plan next monthly in this meetings. Moreover the Executive Committee members, Director and chief co-ordinate will monitor the activity on monthly basis