96 % of Finns see the nature as an important part of their personality. For them, hiking in forests, berry picking or swimming in a lake is a natural part of their life’s. When moving from a desert to a northern village, all this may seem strange and even frightening. But why could it … Continue reading Nature as a free source of empowerment – A northern perspective
New-comers need contacts to local people to be able to integrate – no one integrates themselves to employment office or social security system. Here volunteers play a huge role. Volunteers are the representatives of the community and the way of life. In Varberg conference, Josefin Heed from Hela Sverige ska Leva -organization gave us something … Continue reading Volunteering – How to get people involved?
”A friend for an immigrant mum” work started on the International Women’s Day in 2016 in Satakunta. The purpose of the work is to find Finnish speaking women to be friends with immigrant women. The aim of the work is to promote acculturation, Finnish language skills and extend social networks of the immigrant women. In … Continue reading Integrative womanhood – friendship over the cultural borders
We have all heard that networking is an essential part of our professional life. Networking also plays a significant role in implementation of this project. So, it is essential to look a bit closer what networking is and how it works. A network binds together the knowledge, skills and values of participating organisations. As a … Continue reading Networks and networking as a method of learning