Thinking of returning to your country of origin?
Migrants’ voluntary return to country of origin
Skills on Solar energy for returning migrants.
Access to energy is a path way to economic freedom; economic freedom means more people will stay in their local communities which in effect makes economic migration less appealing.
Poverty as a driving force to migration
The link between poverty and migration is a clear and easy one to capture. Put differently, though, the observation that poverty is one of the major driving forces behind unprecedented migration of people from poor to rich countries is no longer contentious. It is clear that some people from undeveloped countries migrate in attempt to escape from poverty and its related consequences such as insecurity, violence and instability.
In brief, poverty in its various dimensions is at the centre and one of the major root causes of migration problem. It is also a fact that this unending impetus compels people to migrate to developed countries which have grown into a clearly daunting phenomenon for both countries of origin and destination.
Overcoming repressive measures
Undoubtedly, migration has considerable economic, social and political consequences for both countries of origin and destination. At the African and European level, governments in both continents are increasingly becoming desperate in their search to find corrective measures to contend this challenge. So far, consensus has been reached that no amount of repressive measures will be capable of overcoming this problem (IOM 2006).
Instead, it is important to institute policies and initiatives that respond humanely to this challenge. Encouragingly, the departure from extreme focus on repressive measures as a means of overcoming migration crisis is now receiving more support.
Making Africa a better place
The goal of this project is to assist migrants voluntarily return to their country of origin instead of face detention or deportation with its full ramifications. In fact the project straightforwardly responds to the call for “making Africa a better place to live and Europe less tempting.”
This project will contribute to the current efforts focused on managing migration crises and mitigate on its harmful impacts by addressing the root cause of the problem, namely poverty with particular reference to UN sustainable development goals #1-No poverty
Durable and humane incentives
Although in most cases, a decision to return is never an easy one to make, it may seem like a defeat of a dream, or an acceptance of the harsh situation that caused one to risk their lives to leave their country in the first place.
Our return programme offers a durable and humane incentive for returning migrants to assist in their re-integrate back home in the following areas:
- Skills training for income generation on solar energy electrification and webpreneur;
- Starting your own business back home;
- Lots of ideas and information on opportunities back home and financing your business;
- Free return ticket and various Dutch government incentives to help rebuild life for those willing to return to country of origin;