Home is where a person lives permanently, where you keep your personal stuff, where you spend your free time and your family lives there.” – Wikipedia 

Can we relate to this quote? How do we define home? Can we have many homes? Home, can we feel it, can we see it or is it an abstract? What do we consider as a home? 

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Final Post

The Social Care Legislation and Exerting Influence course has ended and this is our final post. Our topic was migration and the project was done in co-operation with African Care organization. Our project was about organizing goal-directed activities and exerting influence by using various methods with migrant women in Rastila. Our goals were achieved and we are very pleased with the outcome.

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Home but NOT home

When I researched for the definition of home, I couldn’t find a clear definition. But what I did find is that everyone has their own definition of home. Most common answers were that home is a place where you are safe where your family is. In an article that I read, I found an answer that I thought was fitting for my topic in this blog post:

“Only three words: safety, security, stability.” — Kathy (Habitat for humanity)

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Hope for all

People are from different place and migration makes us live in a different environment than where we were born, lived our childhood or adulthood. It changes our perspective of life, norms and values. igration influence can be both positive and negative on the societal and individual level, shaping an individual in all perspective.

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Being a child of an immigrant

My friend linked me this article about being a child of immigrants. It’s interesting to see how all of us who have immigrant parents, have kind of had the same childhood. No matter where we live at. In this article there were quotes from different children with immigrant parents. One of them stuck out to me: 

“A lot of the time, being a child of immigrants means constantly having to defend your place as an ‘American,” – Alex Santana.

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Integration by cycling

In this blog, I want to highlight what I think is a great tool that has been used to promote the integration of immigrants. The idea for this method was born in 2013, when the Cyclists’ Association organized basic cycling training for immigrants. Due to the high demand for such courses, the Maahanmuuttajat pyörille -project was launched. The aim of the project is to introduce cycling skills into the integration process. The idea is to train coaches who act as cycling instructors for immigrants. This will also create contacts between immigrants and native Finns and involve new Finns in cycling organizations.

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African Care ry

This post will be about an organization where we did our project. We got to know this wonderful organization through our group member who had some experience and knowledge about African Care. We enjoyed doing our project there, it was a lot of fun for us and for them and everyone learned a lot.

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Bring me the light, the future

Thinking about all the troubling things I have faced I am not here just to complain about them. I am here to do something to make things better for myself and for others. I have received a lot of support from my classmates as well as from different organizations and communities.

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Migration or Salvation?

In my understanding people migrate because of various reasons, but what I do not understand is when one forgets how blessed they are having being born in this country. When I heard one guy once saying to my dear friend ”go back home”, I became angry. When some people think they have the right to speak in such a manner with complete ignorance, when one has never had to think about leaving their home country, when one does not see beyond a person’s skin color, when one forgets how priviledged they are etc.

Clearly this racist guy needed to educate himself.

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