women’s well-being groups
The groups are open to all immigrant women. The groups discuss different themes relating to health and well-being based on the participants’ wishes. African Care’s instructors lead the discussion together with visiting experts. We use Finnish but we always try to help with translation. A babysitter takes care of children during the discussions.
The groups are organized at African Care’s group facilities (Meri-Rastilan kuja 2 B, Helsinki) close to Rastila’s metro station in the same building with S-Market.
For further information on women’s activities contact Laura Musta (050 3785660 / laura.ranki(at)africancare.fi) or Fathi Osman (050 3780 251).
Monday at 12-14:30: AILA-group
AILA-group focuses on family well-being. Various experts visit the group to discuss themes such as parenting, the education system and family services.
Tuesday at 10-13: Advisory service
African Care offers free-of-charge advisory service for immigrants on issues related to everyday life in Finland (e.g. Finnish language courses, working life, education).
Wednesday at 11-13: Meeting point café
At the meeting point café you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while getting to know other women living in Helsinki in a relaxed atmosphere. Private counseling is also available during the café opening hours.
Thursday at 13-15: Women’s Club
Women’s club is planned and led by African Care’s volunteers, who organize weekly activities such as cooking, sports and crafts.
Friday at 14:45-17:45: Ilona-group
ILONA- group focuses on women’s well-being. Various experts visit the group to discuss themes such as sports, nutrition, mental well-being and health services.
Women’s swimming group
Women’s swimming group is for immigrant women. Swimming group is organized on Saturdays at 16.45–18.15 at Kuntokeidas Sandels (Välskärinkatu 4, Helsinki). Swimming costs 30€ for 10 times and requires a swimsuit made from swimsuit fabric and a swimming cap. The group meets on Saturdays.
Homework Club is an after-school program where Finnish senior volunteers provide homework assistance to primary school students. Homework Club is designed for immigrant students whose parents may not have resources to help their children, for instance, with their Finnish language homework. However, the club is open to all primary school students in the area.
During autumn 2019, Homework Club meets on Tuesdays at 13-14 in African Care’s Meri-Rastila facilities (Meri-Rastilan kuja 2 B).
African Care’s group activities are supported by STEA (Sosiaali- ja terveysjärjestöjen avustuskeskus, Funding centre for social welfare and health organisations)