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Report of Project Activities: March-July 2023. Fundacja dla Migrantów Dobry Start im.A.G.Farah

14 July 2023

The project officially started in March 2023 with the first training and school workshops to support minority groups in Poland. The project titled “Engage Us Locally: Community-led” aims to strengthen policies and research-based activity on the issues affecting minority groups in Poland. The initiative is designed to be community-led and implemented by targeted minority groups in Poland, with an inclusive approach towards all genders.

The target group for the project is all minorities in Poland, and the project’s ultimate program goals include raising awareness about minority groups and their rights through awareness-raising campaigns, social media campaigns using digital storytelling, and monthly cultural-awareness training for minority groups. The initiative also seeks to provide support for minority-led organizations and initiatives, and produce a mini-report on policy recommendations on minority rights in Poland.

Completed activities: So far, we have completed five trainings with minority groups and five workshops in Polish high schools in the month of March, till July, 2023. During these activities, we covered topics on minority statistics and geographical distribution in Poland, cultural factors and ethnicity during these activities. Participants represented different ethnic groups such as Africans, Asians/central Asians, Roma communities in Poland.

Pending activities :

  1. Monthly trainings and workshops: August -November, 2023
  2. Community-led event: we organised two events with the participants from the Caucasus and Asia in June and July, 2023 while  African team will organise an event in August 2023.
  3. Digital story telling scheduled for August, 2023 with 3- 5 participants
  4. Policy recommendations: work in progress: we already started to gather information on this based on the inputs from participants

The project is scheduled to run from March 2023 to November 2023. Fundacja dla Migrantów Dobry Start im.A.G.Farah has adopted a participatory development model in involving minority groups in various community projects in Poland over the years. The initiative is, therefore, expected to encourage active participation by targeted minority groups in the project’s implementation, thereby increasing their engagement for the project’s outcomes.

This content is a guest post from one of our partner organizations about their work as part of our ‘Minorities, Accountability, Rights, Independence and Organisational Development’ (MARIO) programme. Learn more >

MARIO is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (2021-27) of the European Union (ref: 101091387).