Migrant community grateful for integration

2017-09-06 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedThe winning soccer team in one of the games organised by the migrants community under IOM.

PHOTO: suppliedThe winning soccer team in one of the games organised by the migrants community under IOM.

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THE founder of the International Organisation for Migrants (IOM), Smart Langson, thanked the Department of Health and the Department of Sports and Recreation for assisting the organisation to achieve its goal.

“On behalf of the migrant community under the IOM change agent in Pietermaritzburg, I thank the Department of Health for the service delivery to the migrant community homes and the Department of Sports and Recreation for the support they have shown to migrant youth in different sports categories.

“It is good to see migrant communities working and doing things together with South Africans as this will lead to social cohesion.”

He said his organisation works with international and national migrants to ensure they are integrated smoothly into the communities they migrate to. Langson said integration is important for migrants because it means they have access to services such as health care.

“Our organisation has noticed that migrants find it difficult to access such services sometimes because of a language or cultural barrier, so we decided to launch programmes that will help migrants better integrate into various communities.”

The programmes include sport, which is intended to integrate migrants and bring about social cohesion.

“With such programmes we have noticed an improvement, which is why we are extending this word of gratitude,” Langson said.

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