The aim or objective of our UK programme is to:
The Overall Goal of our UK programme is to:
Integrate African Migrants, especially refugees and enhance their contribution to the development of their Home Countries.
To Contribute to the development and well-being of society
Given the enormous challenges facing African migrants in the UK especially refugees and asylum seekers, such as, access to credit, unemployment, social exclusion, language barriers, etc. It has been very difficult for one out of four African migrants including refugees to move out of poverty, according to recent Official estimate. We believe that African migrants especially refugees will continue to face social exclusion as a result .We equally recognise that economic security, generally requires access to credit, resources, information, job training, affordable housing and livable wages,etc.
While adverse media coverage about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK is posing a formidable obstacle to the process of social and economic integration of migrants, we also acknowledge that better integration and social inclusion of African migrants will increase public participation, promote cultural solidarity, foster dialogue, reduce crime, racism, school drop out, as well as religious and cultural tension . It will also encourage migrants to contribute enormously to UK economy and support development projects back home in Africa.
We believe that real inclusion and integration of African migrants especially refugees is a matter of rights and refusing them vital resources, services and opportunities gravely affect their quality of life in the UK and threatened equality and cohesion of society as a whole.
Amongst other measures, CEDCOW will;