More than 10 million people from Central Asia migrate to Russia every year in search of work. The lives of millions of families depend on their remittance. Find out more about GIZ and labour migration here. ©GIZ/ Elyor Nematov
This photo story consist of two series: ‘I am a Foreigner’ and ‘Father comes tomorrow’ by Elyor Nematov. The inspiration for the project arose when his father and brother were working abroad in Russia. ©GIZ/ EN
‘Father comes tomorrow’ is a common phrase that millions of children hear when they ask ‘Where is my father? When will he come back home? ’ Mothers, grandmothers and older siblings use this phrase over and over again. And no one knows when this ‘tomorrow’ will actually arrive. ©GIZ/ EN
Families are waiting while their loved ones are trying to make ends meet in Russia. Many children grow up without their fathers while many women are left to raise the children on their own. ©GIZ/ EN
Labour migrants often return to their home country with new and more advanced skills. Many of them have gained valuable professional experience and additional professional skills during their time abroad. ©GIZ/ EN
Yet returnees lack the support they need to seek recognition of skills acquired abroad and to strategically use these skills to start a business or find work. ©GIZ/ EN
‘Skills for Reintegration’ provides support for the return and reintegration of refugees and IDPs, focusing in particular on developing skills that will improve employability.
In Kyrgyzstan, the project focuses on the validation and certification of informally acquired skills as well as on supporting returning migrants’ entrepreneurial ambitions and on facilitating direct match-making between employers and jobseekers. ©GIZ/ EN