In English

Welcome to Naistari!



Here you can:

  • share your own ideas
  • participate in sport activities
  • participate in organizing activities
  • use internet and read magazines
  • ask and receive help and advice
  • get to know nice people
  • study Finnish language




Purpose

The aim of Naistari is to provide for migrant women and children a living room where they can in a safe way take part in different activities.

Description

In Naistari migrant women can e.g. study Finnish language, practice the use of language in discussion groups, share their experiences of living in Finland and get more information about the Finnish culture and society. At Naistari you can also receive assistance and help in different matters regarding social and health services. 


Beneficiaries

All visitors are mainly from the cultures where women traditionally stay at home and who therefore have lack qualifications for vocational training and working life.

Migrant women are often very family oriented.

Empowerment of women and girls concerns therefore the whole family. Support of the other women in the same situation is very important.

Also possibility to have professional help from the staff is very valuable in solving the problems that arise in the new cultural context.


Results

Most migrant women have learnt Finnish and have got courage to take care of daily tasks in Finnish. By combining social and cultural work many cultural conflicts have been prevented and the empowerment of women has become possible.

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