ACTIVITIES IN FINLAND
Please note! Our women’s wellbeing groups, meeting point café and women’s club will be on summer break starting from the beginning of June 2018. The activities will start again in August 2018.
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. There are currently two groups and a meeting point café for women. The groups and the café are organized at African Care’s group facilities (Meri-Rastilan kuja 2 B, Helsinki). The facilities are located near Rastila’s metro station in the same building with S-Market.
AILA- group focuses on family well-being. Various experts visit the group to discuss themes such as parenting, the education system and family services. The group meets on Mondays at 12-14.30.
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. The group meets on Fridays at 14.45-17.45
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. The café is open on Wednesdays at 11-13.
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). Advisory service is open during the meeting point cafe.
Women’s club is planned and led by African Care’s volunteers, who organize weekly activities such as cooking, sports and crafts. The club is held on Thursdays at 13-15 (12-14 in May).
STEA SUPPORTS AFRICAN CARE’S GROUP ACTIVITIES
For further information on women’s activities contact Laura Ranki (050 3785660 / laura.ranki(at)africancare.fi) or Batulo Essak (0400 671288 / batulo.essak(at)africancare.fi)
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.
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- Empowered women in the Global South (2015)
- Intercultural encounters – honor-thinking as a challenge in schools (2013)
FINNISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR STAY-AT-HOME PARENTS
African Care organizes Finnish language classes in partnership with Stadia Center for Adult Education. The Finnish language Courses are geared towards stay-at-home parents. African Care provides childcare during the classes.
You can find more information about the courses here.
You can find information about other Finnish courses here.