The 6 Modules of the LEILU Project
Participants of LEILU participated in six different activities or modules divided into three domains: “Me and myself” (modules of Anti-violence, Self-discipline through Taekwondo), “Me and others” (Team Building through Adventures, Finding your Talents), and “Me and the environment” (Religious Tolerance, Visual Discovery of Luxembourg. The six modules of LEILU were designed to help its participants to develop empowerment, tolerance, respect, and the socio-cultural values of Luxembourg (and Europe), and to help facilitate interactions between refugees and local community members.
Project LEILU, “Learning to be in the new environment – a holistic approach for youngsters in Luxembourg”, was launched in 2016 in the midst of the so-called “refugee crisis”, with the financial support of the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte within its initiative mateneen (meaning ‘together’ in Luxembourgish). Targeting young people (ages 15-30) in Luxembourg, and focusing on–but not limited to–asylum seekers and refugees, the project aims to help them use their spare time in a more meaningful way. Furthermore, its objective is to enable them to gain the possibility to transform the time for transition (e.g., school failure, searching for a job, and arriving in a new environment, in the case of asylum seekers) that often produces frustration and doubt, into an opportunity to (re)discover themselves, others and the environment surrounding them.
Me in Luxembourg
Visual Discovery of Luxembourg: participants interpret what they see, how the society they are in has been constructed in the way it is now; explore the history, culture and values of Luxembourg and get familiarized to the reality. They are given a chance to think about their past experiences in reflection of the films they watch.