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education materials include:

Information for migrants arriving to the United States

  • Information regarding how to apply for asylum safely, with the most accurate direction and current news on United States policies as well as policies in Arizona, California, and Texas.

  • We have also listed key resources in Arizona, California, and Texas such as: social services (housing, meals, clothing), medical/healthcare services, legal aid, support for women, and organizations for children/unaccompanied minors.

  • Coming soon will be a series of printable, abbreviated but pertinent information, and vital resources in these above listed states in multiple languages.


Information for migrants arriving to Italy

  • Booklets printed in English, Arabic, French, and Italian encompass useful resources and contacts and key steps for navigating the asylum process and types of protection under Italian and EU law.

  • We have created booklets to encompass essential information and resources all of Italy, as well as specific booklets for Rome, Sicily, Naples, and Milan.

Nosapo Human Rights Curriculum

  • The Nosapo, Inc. Human Rights Curriculum is a tool for discovering resources and various approaches to human rights education. It is the only Human Rights Curriculum that encompasses only current information and events, that is designed for accessibility for a range of ages and settings, written in plain language that is appealing for all learners, and is written to empower individuals to protect and promote human rights for all. It is available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

  • Women's Rights Curriculum-this variation of the Nosapo Human Rights Curriculum serves to foster the safety and independence of women; including human rights education specific to women's rights, anti-violence and discrimination, information to guide women toward safe, independent living, as well as providing protection services (in Italy and internationally) and informational support.

Facilitation Manual + ESOL MATERIALS

  • Our English language materials are written by Nosapo curriculum development writers with international ESOL teaching experience. These materials are available in beginner and intermediate levels.

FREEDOM PARTNERS

Nosapo also works with our partner organizations to co-create materials specific to the populations that they serve and educational needs. In this way, we are also updating our materials to serve our partners as best we can.

FUNDING

At this time, funding for the Freedom Project is through sponsors. As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

 

Description of Need

Refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless people are vulnerable to human rights violations. The frequent human rights violations against these populations are: the right to life; the right to privacy; equality before the courts and tribunals; freedom of opinion and religion; and retention of language, culture, and tradition—as well as the right to education. Administrations and governments need to uphold a rights-based approach to the education rightfully allowed to migrants and refugees, as provided for in the normative framework of the UN Migrant Workers Convention, the International Labour Organisation’s Conventions on Migrant Workers (C97 and C143) and the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

Refugees are five times less likely to be in school than non-refugee children. While more than 90% of non-refugee children have access to primary education globally, only 50% of refugee children have that access. And while 84% of non-refugee adolescents are in lower-secondary school, only 22% of refugee adolescents are enrolled.

Countries with high levels of education inequality are twice as likely to experience conflict, but each year of education reduces the risk of conflict by around 20%. Additionally, a vast majority (84%) of refugees are hosted in developing regions where governments are already struggling to provide education to their own citizens. Those governments face the additional task of finding school places, trained teachers and learning materials for the newcomers, who often do not speak the language of instruction and have missed out on several years of schooling.

The average amount of time refugees spend away from home is 20 years—6 years longer than most people spend in school. Therefore, responses to the refugee crisis have to reach beyond basic survival. Emergency aid is in great need in many places with high rate of arrival, detention, and long-term placement for refugees rejected and/or awaiting their fate to enter a country/union; likewise is the need for structural aid to assimilate refugees and asylum seekers into society to move onward with their lives independently again—this is the need for a human-rights based approach to education.

Program Description

Nosapo will provide free distribution of materials to five chosen schools or educational outlets (an educational program within an NGO or government organization) internationally. The materials provided will be: The Nosapo Human Rights Curriculum, Beginner ESOL Portfolio, and Intermediate ESOL Portfolio, and Nosapo’s facilitation manual: Teaching on the ground practices for mindful, grounded teaching.

Nosapo will solicit sponsorships from like-minded businesses and organizations aligned with our mission. For the remaining required funds that Nosapo does not receive from business and organization sponsorships, we hope to receive through grant solicitations. To sponsor one school or educational organization for the 2018-19 year, the cost is $1,000 for printing and distribution services. The goal for 2018-19 is to sponsor five schools or NGO educational programs, totaling $5,000 in necessary funds. For this program to be successful, Nosapo will connect with five carefully chosen schools or NGOs with an education program embodying the same principles of Nosapo; these five entities will be in five different countries, and we will translate all educational materials to provide materials in English as well as the native language(s) of those being served. The Nosapo Human Rights Curriculum, Beginner ESOL Portfolio, and Intermediate ESOL Portfolio, and Nosapo’s facilitation manual: Teaching on the ground practices for mindful, grounded teaching, will be translated into the following languages: Persian (Farsi), French, Spanish, Burmese, and Filipino. We are also interested in having translated materials readily available in: Swahili, Karen, Thai, Urdu, Arabic, and Tag a log. To distribute these materials, we will provide downloadable PDF versions of all four files. We will also cover the printing and shipment cost for materials to be sent to the site for facilitation. The quantity of each package of distributed materials will vary depending on the needs of the organization or school. When necessary and cost-effective, Nosapo will sponsor the printing cost for the materials to be printed at a business local to the school or organization.