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Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta to Offer Training to Welcome Afghan Newcomers
ISB's Cultural Competency Training Designed Specifically for Service Providers and Volunteers
Direct service organizations that provide for the refugees' basic needs, navigate the American bureaucracy and support staff and volunteers, need information, guidance and resources that address the specific cultural challenges of the new arrivals from Afghanistan. In order for resettlement to be successful, the service providers must have the information and tools needed to understand the cultural differences and help bridge those gaps. To address this need, the ISB created "Assalam Alaikum: A Cultural Competency Training for Providers Serving Afghan Refugees."
For more than 20 years, the ISB has been successfully engaging with groups and individuals from different faith traditions and backgrounds to increase understanding and fight bigotry. Using this expertise, the knowledge of partner organizations, and relying on Afghan immigrants already established in the Atlanta area, the ISB developed a 90-minute training for agencies with staff and volunteers who will be (or already are) working directly with the new arrivals.
"As descendants of immigrants, we understand how hard it is to leave home and start over in a new land. For the current Afghan newcomers, their abrupt and somewhat chaotic departure only makes the transition more challenging,"
The "Assalam Alaikum: A Cultural Competency Training for Providers Serving Afghan Refugees" is available to nonprofit, faith-based and/or civic organizations, as well as any government agency, educational institution or healthcare provider that will be working with the Afghan newcomers. To request a training, complete the form on the ISB website: https://isbatlanta.org/
For more information, please contact Soumaya Khalifa at 678-523-5080.
Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta