Very important for a good integration in Switzerland is the learning of the German language. It is the basis for communication, rapprochement, to socialize, to find a job and to take one’s life into one’s own hands; in short: to be independent.
Still the family does recommend such an experience, since it was an enriching one.
Children who have been fleeing half of their lives or have even been born on the run, have mostly never or only been to school for a short amount of time. Therefore they have never learnt the really basic things.
“And I do not mean mental calculations or reading but basics such standing in a line for a paper.”
Translated from: The anchorwoman Gülsha Adilji on the 4th of July in the AZ (Aargauer Newspaper).
The children act according to their own rules and impulses and are constantly looking for attention. It is difficult for them stay focused. We also noticed this during our stay in Athens. The children were constantly jonesing for our undivided attention.
In some refugee camps some aid agencies help to build up schools for the children and give them some amount of prospects. In Switzerland we do have nine years of obligatory schooltime which provides us a basis for life.
And we do need need to keep in mind that for us it is an implicitness but in some other countries it is a luxury.
Kolumne von Gülsha Adilji, AZ, 4.Juli 2016
http://www.srf.ch/radio-srf-3/aktuell/fluechtlinge-privat-aufnehmen-nun-brauchen-wir-eine-pause,5. Juli 2016