Initiated and coordinated by ICVolunteers, MigraLingua is a programme which aims to accompany migrants who arrived in a country where they not master the local language. It assists migrants in their daily tasks in particular those linked to school and education. The programme has three main axes: networking of actors involved in migration, training of community interpreters and linguistic support for families. Online tools and the MigraLingua web portal are essential for this work. MigraLingua is affiliated with the World Network for Linguistic Diversity (Maaya).
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Related MDGs: MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Programme, Training initiative, Tool-kit, Website
Among the partners are: ICVolunteers, World Network for Linguistic Diversity (Maaya), City and State of Geneva, Université Ouvrière de Genève, Sociolution, Linguamón,...