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Maintaining professional perspectives - Individual support in times of the corona pandemic

Knowledge gained

Ein Mann schreibt an einem White Board.

Knowledge gained

Anyone wanting to run a successful business requires commercial know-how. A course run by the Sparkassenstiftung shows how this knowledge can be gained in a playful manner.

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Taking the fast track towards working in tourism

Unterricht im Klassenzimmer der Hotelfachschule

Taking the fast track towards working in tourism

Two state-run vocational colleges in Tunisia are teaching young women and men how to start their careers in catering and the hotel industry.

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"Many people return to their home countries when there is a crisis"

Frau Aly unterhält sich mit anderen Beratern.

"Many people return to their home countries when there is a crisis"

Sahar Aly heads the new Egyptian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (EGC), which opened in Cairo at the beginning of November. During a conversation she talks about what the centre does – and why she has high hopes for it.

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New start with a transportable skill

Eine Frau erklärt einem Mann an einem Modell, wie man Haare färbt.

New start with a transportable skill

Those who can demonstrate practical training in Germany have a much better chance of finding a job in their home country. That's why those interested in returning are for instance practising with scissors, hairdryers and dyes in Dinslaken.

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A safe space for meetings

Eine Gruppe von Männer unterhält sich.

A safe space for meetings

People who return to Afghanistan after living in Germany say it often feels strange at first. This is why the “International Psychosocial Organisation” (Ipso) provides a space for exchange. Here, project coordinator Mustafa explains how he and the Ipso team encourage social dialogue as well as social integration.

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Breaking into the job market

Zwei Hotelangestellte richten das Buffet her.

Breaking into the job market

A training program run by GIZ in Albania prepares young men and women for employment in the hotel industry, and successfully increases their chances of finding a job.

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Coming back home with a suitcase full of plans

Mohammed S. am Flughafen mit seinem Reintegrationsbeauftragten

Coming back home with a suitcase full of plans

Mohammed S. never lost sight of his goal. Now the Gambian has been able to return to his home country. After intensive preparations – even during the corona pandemic – he can now look forward to his new start with confidence.

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I’ve come back home to help

Ein Mann blickt in die Kamera.

I’ve come back home to help

David Yaw-Mensah Tette is the director of the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (MIAC) in Accra. In a short interview he speaks about the work done by the centre and about what motivates him personally.

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Take it step by step getting started again back home

Ein Mann sitzt am Schreibtisch, telefoniert und macht sich Notizen.

Take it step by step getting started again back home

Returning to Afghanistan poses major challenges. GIZ provides advice by phone to help returnees establish new livelihoods for themselves.

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"These people's problems are also my problems"

Eine Frau schaut in die Kamera. Hinter ihr an der Wand hängt ein Schild „DIMAK Serbia“.

"These people's problems are also my problems"

A family that returned from Germany is looking for a school for their children. Women and men from a village in the south of Serbia want to know how to find a job. Tamara Vučenović assists them and others. An insight into the everyday work of an advisor at the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) in Serbia.

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Building bridges to enable people to return

Ein Mann sitzt vor einem Computerbildschirm. Er trägt ein Headset.

Building bridges to enable people to return

Stefan Grünbaum is one of around 20 GIZ reintegration scouts spread across almost every state in Germany. They act as an interface between return counsellors in Germany and those working in the countries of origin.

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The longing remains strong

Zwei Frauen stehen nebeneinander und lächeln in die Kamera.

The longing remains strong

Doaa A. was missing her district in Baghdad, her siblings and her friends. That's why the 29-year-old hairdresser and her son returned to their homeland. She plans to open her own beauty salon. Advisors in Germany and Iraq have helped her with the preparations.

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Plans for going back during the corona pandemic – questions and answers

Das Bild zeigt ein Schild in einer Wartehalle, das zum Abstandhalten auffordert.

Plans for going back during the corona pandemic – questions and answers

Returning to your home country involves many questions even under normal circumstances. The corona pandemic adds completely new uncertainties. Here you can learn the most important facts about the situation at present. Eight questions and answers.

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I work every day on the plan for my new business

Zwei Männer sitzen nebeneinander vor einem Laptop. Der eine erklärt dem anderen etwas.

I work every day on the plan for my new business

Mohammed S. has a clear view of his goal: he wants to return to his family in Gambia. This is why he is receiving support with preparing for his business start-up, even during the corona pandemic.

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Making masks to earn a living – and to contain the pandemic

Eine junge Frau steht an einem Tisch, auf dem bunte Stoffe liegen. Sie schneidet einen der Stoffe mit einer Schere. Die Frau trägt eine Mund-Nasen-Maske aus dem bunten Stoff.

Making masks to earn a living – and to contain the pandemic

Cynthia was planning to open her own fashion store in Nigeria – then along came the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Cynthia is sewing face coverings, but this public order gives her some financial security even during the crisis.

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Integration into work is continuing, just differently

Ein Mann und eine Frau unterhalten sich. Der Mann blickt in die Kamera. Er trägt einen Anzug und eine Krawatte. Die Frau ist im Vordergrund nur unscharf zu sehen.

Integration into work is continuing, just differently

Training courses can't be held, departure is impossible – and labour markets in the countries of origin are facing pressure: the Newplacement International project has reinvented itself in the corona crisis. Four questions and answers.

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"DIMAK is now a well-known brand"

Frau im DIMAK Albanien lächelt in Kamera

"DIMAK is now a well-known brand"

Openness and credibility have resulted in many people placing their trust in DIMAK over recent years. That's paying off now. Advisors Halisa Duka and Dorisa Lala talk about their work during the corona crisis.

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Trust can also be established online

Eine Frau guckt in die Kamera. Sie trägt eine Brille und ein pinkfarbenes Kleid.

Trust can also be established online

Ernestina Adu from the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) talks about her work during the corona pandemic.

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We're creating an even stronger network of people

Wie die Beratung zur Existenzgründung von StartHope@Home in der Corona-Pandemie funktioniert.

We're creating an even stronger network of people

How StartHope@Home's business start-up advice is functioning during the corona pandemic.

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I needed people to help me get back on my feet

The image shows a man looking into the camera. He is smiling.

I needed people to help me get back on my feet

Mohammed S. is determined to return to Gambia. The support he is receiving bolsters him despite the standstill caused by the corona pandemic.

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