Voices GY resource teams: IBE teachers and translators
Leadership from the migrant communities
Empowering migrant focal points
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Preparation Course for Migrant Focal Points
In six modules, learn how to get a grassroots migration support initiative off he ground in Guyana.
The Migrant Focal Points initiative (or Agentes Comunitarios Migrantes in Spanish) was developed between October 2021 and May 2022 under the auspices of the Julia Taft Refugee Fund and in collaboration with the US Embassy in Guyana.
Migrant Focal Points are members of Guyana's migrant community who serves as communicators and intermediaries for their communities, in an effort to increase awareness of and access to vital services.
Through the initiative, the 14 Migrant Focal Points from Guyana, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic received training on migrant support in Guyana. Three projects led by the group (see below) were then selected to be supported with $1,000usd each to be undertaken as pilot projects in April-May 2022.
Meet the migrant-led initiatives!
The Migrants Hub
The Migrants Hub provides information and support to migrants looking to rent properties in Guyana. The website includes rent templates, information on tenancy rights, and a public services guide.
WeContribute presents visual and audiovisual content to portray the positive contributions that migrants are making to Guyanese society, to counteract negative stigmas and promote social inclusion.
Let's Learn English
Let's Learn English combines online English classes with teachers, with free asynchronous study materials for all levels. The initiative takes over from Voices GY's English classes and advances the methodology still further.
Engaging Migrants in Guyana
Engaging Migrants in Guyana is a guide for government and humanitarian organisations wishing to better include migrant voices in decision making. Through presenting eight tips and numerous recommendations, it is hoped that migrants can play a greater role in leading initiatives that seek to benefit their own communities.