The experiment seems to us to have been a success on several points, as it allowed :
the prospect of developing it as a method of support
“We can really see the difference with a peer helper or not, in the workshops we run: he is in a role where he “authorises”, doesn’t bring the same thing at all (he asks questions, calms down, it’s much less top-down”.
“It completes the speech given by the professional because we have not experienced this journey, we give technical information; it has a function of encouragement, by telling them “you see I have been there“.
“One of the highlights was the exchange with the infa, the restaurant owners and peer carers; we had round tables where each group exchanged views with a speaker, which was very rich.
The assessment carried out following the 3 collective sessions bringing together all the actors lists the strong points of the meeting
“It allowed me to identify a refugee more quickly for employment.
“There were some very funny and tender moments, some connections. I’m very happy to have participated in that’.
“Refugees have already been through this, they explain more simply for us in relation to the advisors”.
“It’s not just the peer helper, what helped me was the meeting with everyone and all the
“It’s a good experience.
“For newcomers to France it is very good
“I learned a lot of things, drawing the right strategy to have in any field
“Everything was perfect, even if I changed my project
“If I hadn’t done that I would have stayed with that programme in my head; it showed that it was
It’s not as easy as I thought: you have to have experience etc. It’s very difficult.
“I had quite a few experiences, ( refugee food festival), it went very well, but 2 years was too long, I have two children.