My swedish Experience

Name / Alexander Kravchuk

Why do you came to Sweden

I decide to choose Sweden as my destination with Erasmus plus project because this

place makes me feel like in my house, connected with the nature and also i always wanted to know the culture of this country and its history. So when I saw the option of this country I didn t have any doubt to choose it. Maybe this choose is related with the fact that I was born in Ukraine and this place makes me feel the same.

How can you describe yourself

I consider me a simple and flexible people that can respect all the people, things and situations that can happen in any moment of life but at the same time I have my own

IDEALS of life that help me to live better with myself and try to choose always the best option for me and people who are around me. I aspire to improve always with the consciusness that I am a person and I can do mistakes but those mistakes can help me in the future and I will can help to other people to not fall in the same mistake. I am an active person who loves sport and read books and I feel that with this two things I can understand better the world and understand better myself.

About my past experiences

In the past , I studied things related with tourism , hairdressing and catering. But I felt like studying this things I didin t feel realized and empty as a person, so I decided

to focus in other perspectives of life that can help me to see the life from another side and that is what I hope with this new Administration adventure

Santi here

Hey guys! This is Santi from Spain, I would like to introduce myself to you in this post.

I am 17 years old and I come from Valencia, Spain. I am here because of the Erasmus + program, I chose Sweden as my destination because I wanted to know more about this culture and this place.

As I have seen so far, this is a beautiful place and people here are very kind and open.

I consider myself very responsible and hard-working and I am sure I could help this organization with my skills and thrill.

I have studied an Information Technology vocational training so I am sure I can help you with everything related to it.

I do like other thinks too, such as sports, entrepreneurship and learning.

I am very excited to start working here and being able of helping you in your mission.

See you!

About Aitor!

Hello my name is Aitor and i have 19 years old. Im from Spain and more specifically in Valencia, i have come to Sweden for making a Erasmus Programme and this is my first time in this country.

I am a person who likes the sport to improve the body, such as the gym or the calisthenics, especially this last, and I’ve been experimentation about 3 years and I’m really happy about what I’ve changed about when I started in this sport.

It is the first time that I go out of my country and its great, I think that I like more and more traveling, although i travel only 2 times in plane, the 2 times i going to Mallorca and its beatiful, they have a perfect weather in summer.

In my free time i love taking photos of the nature and of my friends, portrait photos or landscape, I’ve been 1 year since I started to do photography and i think i have a good photos, my photos are uploaded to Instagram, at the account @ukaarephoto

I like Sweden, the nature and the air is pure, the weather is a little cold but its fine, Orkelljunga its a good town, it has everything to be a village, in this month i will here i’d like to visit more citys in Sweden, like Stockholm, AngelHolm, Helsingborg, all of this sites they have good spots for making photos, and they have a lots of things to do.

There is an a example of the photos i make:

Photo from my photography Instagram
This is me in a photo have taked my brother

About Adam!

My Name is Adam Eleftheriou and i have come from Westside Circus, Melbourne, Australia. I am 21 years old and have been with the circus for almost 5 years.

When i was younger i used to keep to myself because of things that used to happen to me, but when I joined with Westside circus it taught me how to express myself, learn in new ways, communicate with peers and people, and has given me lots of opportunities to grow as a person. Being with the circus has provided me with so many great opportunities, and the latest of which is coming here to Örkelljunga, Sweden to share my knowledge with everyone.

This will be my third experience with groups from across the world and Erasmus Plus as i have been apart of a project called “National Treasures” which brang people from across the country to Melbourne for over a week, and one time took myself and others over to the UK. It was an opportunity for all of us to share what we knew and what we could do. It made us all much more aware that there are differences in the world and that it is awesome to feel accepted.

In Australia my job was being a full time Disability support worker, this involved understanding how people felt, and trying to make their life better in lots of different ways, this aim is also true for circus, it allows people to express themselves in a lot of different ways, circus facilitates, growth, learning, expression, trusting, and being able to communicate. Circus is an inclusive area that allows people no matter how experienced to feel included and gives everybody an equal opportunity.

While I am here in Örkelljunga I will be hosting circus schools on sundays and invite everybody to come! The more the merrier! During the time of teaching I hope and aim to show as much Australian culture as I can, and to learn just as much about here. I also aim to help people of all ages learn and grow in a non-formal environment, everybody does everything in many different ways and I aim to help everybody I can reach. After all the circus IS about trying everything.

Engage in Nature with IFALL

“Engage in Nature” is a short term project which will be realized at an international level and is funded by the Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission

Firstly, what is a Key Action 1 project? Key Action 1 organisations, such as IFALL, Faal Dernegi, Bauhaus Café CIC/Manor (Church of England Academy York),  Associazione†PrimOlio and SOPRO can apply for funding to run mobility projects to enable organisations to offer structured study, work experience, job shadowing, volunteering, training and teaching opportunities to staff and learners.

Beneficiaries are able to spend a period of time in another participating country gaining valuable experience of life, study and work with the aim of increasing the opportunities available to them in the future.

What is the project about? Young people today face some issues when it comes to accessing and connecting positively with nature. In today’s society there are many stresses which mean it can be difficult for engagement or participation. There is a lack of knowledge also whereby a significant number of young people don’t have the capacity or way of knowing how to survive or spend their time within nature.

Objectives: – Increase awareness about environmental issues.

– Increase practical knowledge in the nature.

– Combine sport and non- formal learning with nature

– Increase problem solving skills

– Expand meaning of nature among young people and connect with daily life

– Challenge young people to go out of their comfort zone.

– Provide youth leader tools to work in Nature

– To experience different natural environments; in the lake and in the forest.

Who is involved? The project involves IFALL and then also 4 other organizations from UK, Turkey Italy and Portugal.

UK; Bauhaus Café CIC/ is community pop up Café and art collective in Kent. It is organised and delivered by a group of young creatives and entrepreneurial individuals of all disciplines, who work together to create high quality educational and artistic opportunities for the most vulnerable and excluded residents of the county.

Manor (Church of England Academy York). Manor has a proud history, having served the young people of York since 1812. They are a Church of England academy and our Christian values guide, influence and underpin all that we do. They proudly strive to provide a 21st century education for our young people.

ITALY; PrimOlio is active in the field of European Mobility promotes non-formal education projects with the aim of developing a set of skills (creativity, initiative taking, teamwork, communication, abilities to interpret and take decisions, etc) for future trainers, even orientated to research between European countries.

– Exchange of best practices and experiences that relate to the whole of Europe , thus raising the quality of interventions aimed at different types of art and creativity skill-making;

– Practice of new methodologies and tools for learning and analysis of the related results;

– Promotion and participation in social and sociological research at the European level once the project is launched to test the increasing level of the interest and abilities for the participants;

– The creation of educational materials and outreach;

– Training courses, seminars and youth exchanges orientated to arts through theatre and creative outlook.

TURKEY; FAAL is situated in the Kecioren area which is one of the biggest district in Ankara. The organization has board and most of the board member are diverse background. Organization founded at the end of 2013. The other activities which Faal is conducting are: educational activities at local level and in network with local, European and International organisations, awareness raising activities, seminars and conferences, learning mobility, training courses and workshops oriented to capacity building of young people and exchange of good practice among professionals in different areas.

PORTUGAL; SOPRO – Solidariedade e Promoção is a Non-Governmental Organization for Development, nonprofit- making, founded in 1996, situated in Barcelos, Portugal. The SOPRO’s mission is the “youth’s education on solidarity and promotion of cooperation projects for human development in the world”. As inspiration to future work, SOPRO has a vision: “to be recognized as a NGO consistent with its mission and values in its activities. To be a promoting actor of the participation of all and, in particular, of young people as witnesses and channel for the solidarity”. SOPRO develops its activities at local and international level.

MAIN ACTIVITIES;

Advanced Planning Visit; The first meeting with take place in December 2018. During the APV, we will discuss and agree with all activities, check the activity place because the project will be based mostly on outdoor activities. In this occasion we will meet with the youth leaders and one youth with fewer opportunity in order to ensure they will be involved in the whole process.

Youth Exchange; The youth exchange will take place 21st – 28th February 2019 There will be activities near to a canoeing site; Fishing, lighting a fire, survival exercises, camping skills, natural plants identification, orienteering activities, map reading skills, canoeing, safety in the water and signs to watch out for and boating. There will be also be activities in forest of Strandhem, exhibitions, walking and hiking, ‘Capture the Flag’ type activities- making use of the environment for protection and camouflage.

Bauhaus Café CIC UK, Kent bauhauscafe.co.uk
Associazione†PrimOlio Italy www.facebook.com/PrimOlioNGO
Faal†Dernegi Turkey, Ankara http://faal.org.tr/
SOPRO Portugal www.sopro.org.pt
Manor Church of England Academy UK, York http://www.manorceacademy.org

 

For more information please contact charlotte@integrationforalla.se

Funded by;

and MUCF

YOUME

IFALL has organized the 3rd project meeting of YouMe in Helsingborg, Sweden after Madrid and Frankfurt.

As you know the YOUME project aims at providing information, training and support to a selected number of migrants, especially the young ones coming from war-torn countries, in order to help them establish their own business. This is a pilot project, designed to test the feasibility of a new approach. If you want more information about YouMe, just click here

During the day we discussed all the project progress. The day started with the brief update on project activities which means each partner briefly presented the activities done in the second semester, with particular regard with the public events and comments on self-assessment tool and then the update of the self-assessment tool was presented. Later on, we talked about newsletter scheme and social media flow of information, online course and evaluation system. The last step was about upcoming deadlines, next project meetings, exchange of documents…

We had a quite effective meeting, clarified many topics. We are happy to show our appreciation for ABF Helsingborg to open their local to IFALL.

Female Autobiographies Every Woman Has to Read In Her Lifetime

1.Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography by Benazir Bhutto

The story of the charismatic Prime Minister of Pakistan who was the first woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state and was tragically assassinated in 2007

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

The young and innocent girl in the annex would unknowingly give hope and inspiration to generations to come through her beautiful words and perseverance

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kalin    Kaling’s humorous and honest wit are charming as well as refreshing as she takes readers down her journey through show biz

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Hard Choices by Hilary Rodham Clinton

A fascinating insight into the only woman who has a genuine shot at being leader of the free world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

A 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie

The Somali social activist’s inspiring story from suffering female genital mutilation and a harrowing journey to America, to becoming a fashion runway model and a UN Special Ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

  1. I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

She defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education, becoming the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi

The tragic story of the turmoil that de Rossi experienced in her life, including suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia

 

 

 

 

 

  1. My Life by Golda Meir

The Iron Lady of the Middle-East’s intimate and emotional account of her life, career and the life altering decisions she was faced with as the first female Prime Minister of Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.Bossypants by Tina Fey

Hilarious and wildly intelligent, this SNL icon highlights the importance of being organic and true to yourself. “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”

 

 

 

 

 

11.The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A colorful exploration of her life as an outspoken young girl living a bewildered existence in Tehran, Iran during the Islamic Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Year in Washington by Condoleeza Rice

The first black woman to serve as the United States’ national security adviser, and former US Secretary of State recounts her career which spans from the end of the Cold War to the War on Terror

 

 

 

 

 

13.Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography

The political legacy of the “Iron Lady”

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned by Lena Dunham

The brilliant, dirty, twisted, beautiful mind behind the HBO series ‘Girls’, a voice of our generation

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Somali author recounts her journey from sexual and religious oppression to freedom and independence and teaches us the important of breaking the silence against injustice.

 

 

 

 

 

16.Are You There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Sarcastic and blunt humor-filled collection of anecdotes and short stories about the talented comedian and television host’s family, relationships and career

 

 

 

 

 

17.Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings by Aung San Suu Kyi

A collection of essays by the Nobel Peace Prize winning activist who was imprisoned in Burma for her fight for democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

A deep and haunting exploration into the lives of Kaysen and several other women’s experiences with mental illness in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960’s

 

 

 

 

 

19.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

A coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Cheryl Sandberg

“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.” Cheryl Sandberg is a true testament to the notion that women can have it all

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

The inspiration behind HBO’s hugely successful and provocative series about Kerman’s money laundering and drug trafficking conviction and subsequent year spent in a women’s prison

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.playbuzz.com/caralb10/21-female-autobiographies-every-female-has-to-read-in-her-lifetime

 

Speechless

In society nowadays, hate speech is practically a normal part of our lives. Its consequences come from physical aggression, verbal aggression, threats and even sexual violence. Last year in Spain, a total of 1,272 hate crimes were committed and of those 249 ended in injuries, with the number of sexual abuse being 62. These were not isolated cases as it can be noted that at present, there is a tension within the member countries of the European Union in that there are cases of racial crimes spreading. Therefore, there is a necessity to remove the extremists groups that incite hatred in the population before it breaks the European Union, breaking first the coexisting values, respect and interculturality that we have as European citizens and that we can confirm with our common identity. We can see the beginning of the break of the European Union in France with the National Front, Germany with the AFD, Greece with the Golden Dawn or in Austria with the FPÖ, where their candidate obtained 46.7% of the votes in the second round of the presidential elections.

We also find at European level with the case of the United Kingdom, where hate crimes grew by 41% the month after Brexit, amounting to a total of 5,468. This situation must be avoided in Spain, as well as in the other participating countries.That is why ON & OFF (with the co-funding of the Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme), together with the rest of the partners that make up this project, decided to launch “Speechless”, a youth exchange, from the 11th to the 18th of July, that seeks to bring young people from different countries together to conduct a campaign of visibility against hate speech and hate crimes in Logroño.

Taking into account the participation of 6 countries, all with experience in the management of artistic street performances, some of the main hate crimes that have been analyzed have been analysed both at a Spanish and at European level, and it has been decided to carry out a work on the following hate crimes: hatred against people with disabilities, racism and religion, orientation or sexual identity and those for ideological reasons since all they exceed 200 crimes in 2016 and their total amounts to 1,167, 91.7% of the hate crimes committed in Spain.

Never too late for anything

Hi I am Zeynep from Turkey. I am studying at Gazi University Department of Statistics. I will work as an intern in Sweden for 2.5 months. I will take part in project evaluation process at IFALL. I have been here 3 weeks. Today I am starting my fourth week. I will talk about what I have been doing for 3 weeks. But first I want to talk briefly about finding a internship place process. It is hard to find an intership place in Europe for the summer time and the universities are not given a grant to Balkans countries in general. You also have to go through long writing processes to do internships at companies. So strictly, you have to make an effort so much for this. I am finally accepted to IFALL in this stressful process.
IFALL was founded in 2013 in south of Sweden, Orkelljunga. IFALL is an NGO aiming at disadvantaged groups that are improving international youth projects and interraction. I participated in a youth project that IFALL organised two years ago. I chose it again as an intership place because I was satisfied. I started my intership at the end of june. The first day in Sweden, I met my friends and room. And we took a ride to town. We went to shopping. In the following days I participated in the activities of evs volunteers. A friend of mine was preparing for the circus show with children. I was helping them, we were spending our time with children on the balls, on the balance board and with the gym equipments. And then I learned to play lacrosse and make handcrafted products from my friends. I was helping to children during the activities. The weekends are holiday. So I was introducing Turkish cuisine to my friends. Manti, Olive bread, Alinazik, and the other handmade breads. I was teaching to my friends and they were tasting to foods.

   

      

By the way I found a second job for additional income in Sweden. Because I have not received any fees from Ifall and Sweden is very expensive country. So it was a good opportunity for me. I would clean up and organize the bible school as an assistant. It was a good and different experience for me.


On the my third week I was in caprifolen. It is a big farm but it is for dance, musical and vaulting on horseback. I worked in Caprifolen for a week. We made ready a big circus show. This show was inspiration from the greatest showman movie. It adressed every girls of any age. We worked with disabled people, nonexperienced people, children, athletes etc. I have no experience about circus. I was on the big balls, on horse back, on the big stage, under the colorful lights for a week. It was amazing, I learned that everyone can do something, never too late for anything, everything it is possible with love and facilities. I understand all of them in the Greatest Show.

  

Inspirationens kraft: Filmskapande och livsval

“Så snart vi avslutade visningen av filmen började publiken ställa en och samma fråga: vad kan vi göra?”

Franny Armstrong, regissör för dokumentärfilmen “McLibel”.

Sedan jag var ett barn har jag alltid beundrat den inverkan som en viss film skulle kunna ha på min världssyn. Även om någon har upplevt samma erfarenhet, även bara en gång i sitt liv, tycker jag att det är svårt att inse vad någon går igenom när det väl händer: du upplever någonting både visuellt och en stark berättelse som slår i gång gnistor inom dig.

Men exakt vad händer inom oss?

En undersökning som genomfördes i Spanien visade på vilket sätt våra hjärnor stimuleras av berättelser och som följd hur historier kan påverka våra liv.

Till exempel, på en enkel nivå, om en vän berättar en historia, kommer vissa delar av våra hjärnor att aktiveras på samma sätt som de skulle om vi själva skulle uppleva händelserna i vår väns berättelse.

Dessutom, om vi berättar historier som bidrar till att forma vårt sätt att tänka och våra liv, kan samma effekt också hända med publiken. Så blir vi inspirerade av någon annans historia.

En verkligt liknande mekanism kan hittas bakom dokumentärfilmer eftersom de kan uppnå imponerande resultat för sin publik. Det beror på att dokumentärfilmer har denna enorma makt att lämna ett bestående intryck på publiken och de kan potentiellt leda till förändringar i samhället.

De främsta filmmakarna har faktiskt ökat medvetenheten om en fråga, och om vi blir mer medvetna om det problemet förbättrar vi vår känsla för orsaken och blir redo att hjälpa till att bekämpa den.

Tvingande och intima berättelser som skildras i dokumentärer hjälpte mig mycket att bestämma vad jag ska göra och hur man gör det på en viss punkt i mitt liv. Det hjälpte mig att bli bättre informerad om vissa händelser och sedan bestämma hur man ska fortsätta att bli involverad och hjälpa till.

Generellt sett kan vi berätta en historia – vilken historia vi verkligen bryr oss om – får oss att må bättre och får andra att uppleva en känsla av samvete med andra.

Så det är sätt att berätta historier som ett verktyg för att öka medvetenheten om att det är viktigt och inte omöjligt alls. Den gemensamma marken som är tillgänglig för var och en av oss (utmaningar, val, känslor och så vidare) är så dyrbart eftersom det överstiger kulturer, geografiska och mentala gränser. Det handlar om livserfarenheter.

Att berätta även en liten del av din personliga livshistoria hjälper dig att känna till den händelsen och som en följd sätter grunden för en bättre framtid. Ju mer vi vet om oss själva, desto mer blir vi kunna uppnå det vi vill ha i livet. Med andra ord påverkar kunskapen i ditt liv ditt liv.

Därför beslutade IFALL att genomföra KASAM-modellen i sitt filmprojekt, Reflektera Filma Sprida. Antonovskijs tillvägagångssätt fokuserar på faktorer som stöder hälsa och välbefinnande. Den lyfter fram förståelsen och den meningsfullhet vi kan nå för oss själva och förstå de positiva effekter vi kan bevittna i vårt liv.

I den bemärkelsen, för att berätta för våra berättelser genom filmer medan de fokuserar på deras betydelser, är den slutliga produkten – filmen – som ett mynt:

På ena sidan berättar vi vår historia och vi drar nytta av den. Å andra sidan kan vår publik bli inspirerad. Så varför inte prova?

Om du är intresserad av vårt projekt, skriv till oss eller besök ett av våra volontärmöten!

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