“Building Educational Bridges – Competently dealing with intercultural and psychosocial challenges in the classroom with return interested refugees“ is a tailor-made training course for instructors and coaches working with refugees who are interested in returning to their home country on a voluntary basis. Increasing diversity in the classroom, language barriers, differences in educational backgrounds and coping with distress are just some of the challenges that adult educators face when working with the highly diverse and vulnerable group of return interested refugees. The training has been developed by DVV International in cooperation with an international team of experts. It consists of a curriculum as well as teaching and learning materials (methods, videos and dossiers) on themes such as migration, culture and identity, trauma and psychosocial challenges, storytelling, dealing with prejudice and stereotypes, participatory methods, etc.
The training course and the collection of teaching and learning materials are aimed at improving the skills of instructors and coaches working with return interested refugees, but can also be used for further education of adult educators working in low-threshold language courses, integration and orientation courses etc.
The project was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Programme "Perspektive Heimat".