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Young refugees speak out about the Polish immigration system


December 9, 2014, Warsaw, Poland: In the framework of the Mario project a group of children on the move from  Chechenya, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan created a short video they entitled„Applies/doesn’t apply: young refugees about the Polish system”. The movie is a result of the discussions held by the children and young people participating in the Mario Child Consultation Board in Poland, one of the many that were set up throughout Europe through the Mario project. For the past year – with the facilitation of Mario partner Nobody’s Children Foundation – children on the move shared their experiences and  talked about institutions in Poland, such as the school, the migration office or the refugee centre. They searched for answers to the following questions: What is the system like? Do I feel protected? Who should protect me? What rights do I have?  What are the roles and functions of people working in different institutions?
The movie is a child-led initiative and all text (in Polish Language!) and visual are the direct result of the participating children’s initiative and self direction.
Please see the video – with English subtitles