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Toubacouta: Young people trained to support "social reintegration" of migrants


Toubacouta, 18 November (APS) – A total of 70 young people were trained to strengthen their capacity to support the social reintegration of Senegalese migrants from repatriation from abroad.

These Senegalese young people participated in a more than two-week training session that ended Saturday in the Toubacouta region of Fatiki region with the participation of Senegal's general director outside Sory Kaba.

"These young people who were trained from October 30 to November 17 have acquired personal development, entrepreneurship and psychosocial support skills," Kaba told reporters at the closing ceremony of the Saturday session.

The meeting was part of the implementation of the Senegal return migration and reintegration project. An initiative funded by the European Union, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

"The reintegration process of returnees will be based on operational procedures, including listening profiling and identifying migrant needs, follow-up support, technical training and project support," Sory Kaba said.

According to him, this also means "creating a network of multi-lecturers that could facilitate the reintegration process".

He emphasized that this new Senegalese government approach to managing returns to migrants is to identify the different needs of returning people who have joined the various Senegalese regions.

"Identification needs are an important step in helping returning migrants reach their living standards and accompany them to their project without imposing on them one," he said.

He added: "Trained young people will have to contact these thousands of Senegalese repatriations in all regions, discuss them in the context of listening to interviews, and develop an assessment of skills based on what the reintegration project sees on the day."

Mr Kaba also said that the beneficiaries were recruited on the basis of their skills through the invitation to tender. "On the ground, they will be community information centers to return with information to adapt our strategies to fight illegal migration," he insisted.


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