Welcome to Next Step (previously known as MigHelp)! In 2020, after 10 years of existence as MigHelp, our organization changed its name to Next Step, to better reflect our aims and mission. Over the course of the next several months, we will gradually be updating the information on our website. You can click to learn more about our transition from MigHelp to Next Step, or read on below for the history of our organization’s establishment and growth since the early 2000s. History of MigHelp MigHelp* was officially registered in Hungary as an NGO in 2009, but our story reaches back before then. In 2001 James Peter, a refugee from a West African country, was at the refugee camp in Debrecen Hungary when there was a near riot stemming from a conflict between Muslims and Christians. Police were called in to help and the refugees were relocated. From this experience Mr. Peter decided it would be worthwhile for refugees to learn conflict resolution skills. Pursuing this idea, in 2007 he made the acquaintance of an experienced non-violence communication expert, and a series of workshops were held in both Budapest and at the Bicske refugee camp. Later this work expanded to include Read More ...
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Migrants’ Help Association of Hungary (Mighelp) is an NGO established by refugees and their supporters in Budapest, Hungary, that works to empower refugees and migrants and to facilitate their integration into Hungarian society.
We work both with people who have been granted permanent status in Hungary, and with those who are still in the process of gaining their status.
Mighelp aims to help migrants help themselves, in identifying their real needs and their frustrations and working together toward attainable and sustainable solutions.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our activities.
Above: Bicske Refugee Camp, Hungary, MigHelp ECDL Computer Training — Graduation Ceremony December 2012. This MigHelp project was supported by the Open Society Foundation.