As many unaccompanied minors have been increasingly arriving to Spain, the Prollema project aims to offer language and teaching training to those young migrants who are suffering critical situations such as homelessness, unemployment and lack of access to educational opportunities. The project helps these young people prepare to become language teachers of their mother tongue after they finish the training in order to help them access the labour market.
The project first started in 2015 and is still being implemented. Each year, four unaccompanied young migrants aged 17 to 21 who are experiencing critical situations, arrive in Barcelona and take part to a training on teaching skills and a practical workshop. Finally, they join an internship as language teachers for six months. The main objectives are to empower participants and give them a chance to develop their professional skills, fostering their participation in educational and sociocultural settings.
The project is funded by governmental funds (Barcelona City Council), Foundations (Biciclot, ASJTET, CAL, La Tinta, fepa, Nau Bostik, Programa UPC Reutilitza, Colectic and Minyons Escoltes i Guies de Catalunya) and fees that students pay to learn the language.