The Emmanuel Mission is a meeting or reception place for immigrants with a dynamic integration plan and a platform to make their reality known. The project consists of a country house where around 15 young Sub-Saharan migrants live together with the family running the project. The project has been running for 7 years, in the Municipality of Tres Cantos, in the region of Madrid.
The project seeks to provide a home to young Sub-Saharan migrants where they can take responsibility for themselves, while receiving all the support they need, until becoming fully autonomous.
“Responsible reception” involves a global attention to the person, working on the development of skills through the self-management of the project (shared house and activities), which includes the acquisition of technical skills and social abilities and practices. It also involves “Responsible education”, as young participants acquire learning compromises, attending formal education and counting on the support of volunteer teachers and mentors. Participants also get access to health care and their basic needs are met (food, cleaning, hygiene, transport). They receive an equal share of the revenues from the house garden and crafts.
The project is funded by the Municipality Tres Cantos and private donors.