What does inclusion mean?
Inclusion is seen as universal right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. Social inclusion promotes wellbeing and reduces exclusion and inequality. Inclusion and equality are cornerstones of a sustainable society and fundamental rights that belong to all.
According to the migrant Health and Wellbeing study( Maamu), one fifth people of Russian, Kurdish or Somali origin have encountered name calling or verbal abuse in everyday situations. Reading this, did not shock me at all but i felt disappointed. I think its everyone’s responsibility to make refugees welcome in to our society. Integration doest happen whit out the help of Finnish people. We need to promote a safe and a non discriminatory environment and a feeling that you can trust other people and the authorities.
In Finland we have lots of organisation that work to help immigrants integrate. I went true some of these webpages that should help immigrant and one of the best ones was infoFinnland.fi, i really felt it had lots of very good information. There is also te-palvelut.fi, they offer immigrants integration training. Then there is also the Finnish immigration service that are responsible for providing quota refugees with initial orientation.