Design For Peace
« The traveler knows the day of his departure, but he doesn’t know the day of his return. »
Design for Peace offers creative exchanges at it workshop where European designers, refugees and local craftsmen collaborate. It’s a unique opportunity for all participants to try new techniques and mix knowledge and to forge multicultural and innovative creations. In addition, a programme providing overall training and support is offered to refugee and local artisans to strengthen their production and commercialisation capacity and improve their socio-economic integration.
« Even if forced to leave everything, displaced people are never totally destitute. They always carry with them a part of their wealth: their knowledge, their skills, their experience. Despite of their level of resources, These people still have the opportunity to become self-reliant in their host country. In Burkina Faso, about 30,000 people came from Mali as refugees and among them, artisans.
Design for Peace offers them a wonderful opportunity to value their talents to empower them and improve the standard of living of their families and communities.«
Yuve Guluma, UNHCR