Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur
struggle of many refugee youth with employment due to various challenges
organisationaler Aufstieg und Selbstverwirklichung
Participants emphasized that many Syrian youth were eager to work and contribute to their families. Whether looking for full-time work to support themselves and their families, or part-time work while attending school, participants reported that so far, most Syrian newcomer youth have struggled to find employment. Language limitations, cultural barriers, and vulnerability to unstable, low paid work were seen as current challenges.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
several community-based activities to aid the integration of Syrian youth refugees in the Region Waterloo in Canada
This study took place in Waterloo Region, which has a population of just over 500,000. The region is home to a variety of government- and community-funded non-profit organizations that supported over 1800 Syrians arriving between 2015. and 2017. It is estimated that between 300-400 of the Syrian arrivals were youth between the ages of 15-24 (CIC 2015; CIC 2019). [...] Community-based organizations were at the forefront of the response when Syrian refugees arrived in the region and these organizations experienced unusual pressure to meet the needs of such a large group. As witnesses to the journey of young refugees and their families, direct service and management staff in these organizations offer a valuable perspective on the successes and challenges encountered by youth interacting with the various systems and service environments. Direct service provider helped to address many hands-on aspects of the settlement and integration process such as basic needs, transportation, school supports, recreation, and outreach programs for mental health and wellness.
between 300-400 youth
15 - 24 years
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
In this 2018 study, ten service providers in the mid-sized urban community of Waterloo Region participated in semi-structured interviews, the aim of which was to learn about the ongoing needs of Syrian refugee youth. […] Interviews were semi-structured, 45 minutes to 75 minutes in length, and followed an interview guide with probes. Interviews were audio recorded with permission and transcribed by the researcher. [...] The data were thematically analysed. Transcribed interviews were read and re-read and a manual open coding process was undertaken, describing themes in single words or short sequences of words (Padgett 2017).
10 participants (8 female and 2 male)