EMkit: The Empowerment Kit Tested


In late August we finalized the test of the methodology developed in the Em-kit project. The "Empowerment kit" was tried on a total of 14 immigrant women from 10 different nationalities, through workshops and taught by Cruz Roja Cantabria and Cantabria Acoge through the Employment Plan.

The final evaluation of both, the usability of the tool and its contents has been positive. It has been noted as attendees have gained confidence in themselves and have created partnerships between them beyond the ending of the activity. The trainers have indicated their willingness to use the tool in their daily work. They have emphasized that the methodologies contained in the kit improve and complement other techniques currently being used.

From Documenta we would like to express our thanks to the trainers and women participating in this process for their valuable comments and contributions, which have helped us to improve this tool whose purpose is the integration of immigrant women in employment through training at an European level.

Following ending of the roasting phase and collected all the suggestions in the final version of the kit, the project will end on October 5 with the final conference to be held in Stockholm.