Take a course with us!
DRW – RTA organizes courses on several important and interesting topics: the philosophy of independent living, disability and migration laws, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities etc. etc. In this newsletter we also have an interview with our Head of Education Suzanne Elmqvist and links to our education brochure.
Ashraf Frugh, who started his internship with us last autumn, is now employed. Here is a text about his first year in Sweden that he wrote during the autumn.
Other things in this newsletter – a Work Café about health, Nelly and Catalina’s essay and two new interns in the project!
MONDAY 26/2 14:00 – 16:00
Follow-up of the Human Rights Days
Hybrid: In the large conference room in the office and on zoom
TUESDAY 27/2 14:00 – 18:00
Work café/study visit at Paralife
In Paralife’s premises: Nya Gatan 2, Nacka
The fact that Disabled Refugees Welcome – Right to Work (DRW – RTA) would organise training was already included in the planning stage. “There is a low level of knowledge about the problems that migrants with disabilities face when they come to Sweden,” says Suzanne Elmqvist, the project’s education manager, in this interview. Follow the links to the article and on to our Education Brochure!
Ashraf Frugh has now been hired as an advisor and field worker on the project. Here is a text he wrote shortly after he started as an intern in the project in the autumn. In a vivid way, he talks about the relief of coming to Sweden, but how this was exchanged for the hell of unemployment – applying for lots of jobs without hardly even getting an answer.
Catalina Fipper and Nelly Hölter, who interned in the project during the autumn, have written an essay, a paper, on the connection between migration, disability, employment and health. Different definitions of important concepts, such as health and disability, made comparisons between different studies difficult, they write.
For many unemployed people, the relationship with the Public Employment Service is of great importance for their health. The Work Café that we had on the theme of health came to be almost exclusively about different participants’ (bad) relationships with the Public Employment Service. A lot of it has to do with a feeling that the administrators are not listening.
Two new interns: Leonie Grießers and Luana Butzer
Two new interns joined the project in January. Leonie is studying Social Work in the field of Mental Health and Addiction at the Cooperative State University Villingen-Schwenningen (DHBW) in Germany and Luana is studying Social Work – Youth, Family and Social Welfare at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Germany. They are here until March.