Bridging languages and memories to foster multiple identities: "Never leave your backpack behind!"

About the project

BACKPACK ID is an innovative intervention for promoting the inclusion of refugee children at school in 4 European countries (Greece and Italy, Germany and Sweden), which are met with acute and very diverse challenges by the ongoing refugee crisis. Informed by these differences, the present approach on social inclusion advances a common account of social inclusion challenges; it sees the social inclusion of refugee children as a function of addressing the needs and perspectives of those children and their families, and local communities and stakeholders, while affirming common European values.

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Backpack ID using a bottom-up participatory method produced the following outputs in order to address social inclusion interpersonal and intergroup understanding in the school environment.

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Who we are

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I lived in Somalia. I moved to Ethiopia. We lived in a big house. We had a swing. Sometimes it rained a lot. I liked it in Ethiopia. We moved to Ethiopia. My mum (inaudible). We lived in a big house. My family lived on the third floor. We moved to the first floor. After then we went to the Embassy because we wanted to go to Sweden. We want passports. Hassan’s life. When we had got the passports we could leave for Sweden. We went by aero plane to Stockholm. We went to Linköping to live there because we knew some people there. It was rather cold. Now I live in Linköping, Berga. I changed (inaudible) and code for my home. I go to Bäckskolan. I have many friends and I like to play football.