VOLUNTEERING

In the autonomous city of Melilla, there are dozens of young people living in the streets. Their time in the city is usually arduous due to an intentional lack of support received from the city’s institutions, designed to prevent integration. As a result, they are forced into social isolation. The unacceptable conditions of the 'assistance-based' system in official transit centres managed by the local government push many people to live on the streets.

Our main activity in the city focuses on this demographic. We try to cover, to the best of our abilities, any basic needs they may have, considering the immediate situation in which they find themselves. However, we look to transform this reality rather than merely perpetuate it. In order to do this, we build continuous support networks and emotional bonds that allow us to get to know their reality.

Our priority is to draw attention to the constant human rights violations along this border, as well as to publicly report the social abandonment and lack of institutional commitment that people-on-the-move in Melilla experience.

Without the cooperation between existing organizations and individuals who work with people-on-the-move, it would not be possible to carry out our mission in the field.


If you are interested in actively participating in our project, please do not hesitate to send an email to volunteers@solidarywheels.org. If you prefer, you can also fill out this form:

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