Ongoing conflicts around the world force thousands of women, men and children to flee from war and persecution in their home countries and seek protection in Austria. The challenge for the society now is to give these people a good start in their new lives in order to ensure a peaceful coexistence.
As an endowment contributor, you have the opportunity to set the course for a successful future and to support these people in their efforts to integrate into a new society and its value system. At the same time, your involvement fulfils an essential bridging function between the newcomers and the host society.
Language and education
In the ProLehre (pro apprenticeship) project, Caritas is partnering with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the Public Employment Service (AMS) to support young asylum seekers in starting an apprenticeship. Since this form of vocational training is not well known in many provinces and therefore rarely considered, young refugees should be informed about the Austrian education system and the advantages of an apprenticeship already during the asylum procedure.
Thanks to an endowment contribution of EUR 100,000, 1,300 young refugees can be informed at an early stage and thus improve their chances on the labour market.