March 2, 2018

Yesterday I got some great videos from Khalaf, a Yazidi living in a refugee camp in Iraq. He has been there past three years.

"I am not yet 17, yet this is my life. I wish to be a journalist" he says in this article he written: 

http://m.jpost.com/Opinion/We-Yazidis-have-been-living-in-refugee-camps-for-three-years-520193%E2%80%AC 

He has everything it takes to become a journalist. What he is lacking is a shoot in decent livinghood. He also needs functioning technology.  Camera and a laptop. Last one was broken. 

We will post some of his great videos about the human life in the camp he is living. We love them ❤.

February 5, 2018

We are happy to announce that Ulla Tuominen Foundation has decided to support our work this year. They were especially intrested in our INCLU - education for all platform. It will provide educational material for kindergarten, primary and secondary school needs. Teachers and parents in the crisis and in the emergencies have a special needs for support on the circumstances when so much is lost.  Maybe everything.

Thank YOU Ulla Tuominen Foundation for your trust. This will be a great step towards full bloom of our organization.

January 6, 2018

Last year was exciting, demanding and fulfilling. Our team has  grown with more valuable members from the field of education. We have done a lot of networking and this will always be part of the process.

We want to thank you all you people who have supported us along the way. This would not be possible without your support. Thanks. We are happy to have you on our side. 

All the best to you for this new year. Make it count. We are doing our best in order to do so. And stay tuned.

November 28, 2017

This iconic photo came to my newsfeed on Facebook. It has been allover internet but I don't have the  priviledge to know the  photographer.  I was in Lesvos that time.  Meet many parents. Heartbroken but  doing  their everything for their children.  To provide future inform of the education. They risk their lives just to get their children to school.  From this Teachers 4 Refugees was born. That is why we are doing this.  We  simply love what we do. Stay still tuned. 

November 12, 2017

We are looking for a specialist in the field of IT engineering. You can code and have experience of building learning enviroments and platforms.  Syrians with refugee background will be prioritized. We need a person with an understanding of the culture and the current  situation in the Middle East. Our working language is English. It would be amazing if you are already familiar with the existing emergency technology available. You enjoy creating new and  get a long with  people well.  Oue existing team is  just like that. 

Teachers 4 Refugees is a non-profit organization based in Uppsala Sweden.  We aim to innovate educational solutions for the global needs of displaced people.  Shortly about  us  on our website www.teachers4refugees.com. 

We are in the middle of funding rounds and  this  will be a payed job when this is ready.  Please contact Maarit at Maarit.Snellman@gmail.com or contact through our website. 

October 30, 2017

We are working hard behind the scenes which means networking and partnerships in order to get our work to the next level.  Martin from the Solidarity App got the opportunity to pitch their work in Techfugees Summit in Paris last week.  We are happy Teachers 4 Refugees was part of the pitch too.  Thank you, Martin. It is a  pleasure working with you and Solidarity App. 

Also, we do our best to support students globally when it comes to refugee related issues.  Zak a volunteer friend of mine from Lesvos is  studying theatre in Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London.  We were volunteering at the same time in Drop in the Ocean which is a Norwegian  non profit organization. We shared some unforgetable shifts in Moria registration camp and he wanted to use those experiences on his assignment of a play.  We participate to all educational events as much as we can.

We will get back to you soon. Stay tuned. Enjoy this beautiful Autumn we are i...

August 31, 2017

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Eid al-Adha is a religious celebration for all Muslims. His idea comes from the fact that all Muslims should go to pilgrimage in Mecca.To be Muslims as one body. Muslims in this feast do a lot of good deeds. Such as sacrifice, family communication and helping the poor. Where families gather and spend enjoyable times with each other. As for me, I was very happy when I came to Finland.This is the second Eid al-Adha, and I am in the deep melancholy. I am confused by feelings of happiness and pain of separation. Since I came from Iraq I have not seen many of my friends and relatives. But when I distribute sweets to children, which is one of the traditions that accompany Eidal-Adha, I remember the atmosphere that I used to do. One of the things that Muslims demand from God is that security and security prevail all over  the world.They call on God to destroy terrorism and all those who contribute to the killing of innocents. We usually smile and smile during Eid al-Adha and try to bring plea...

July 17, 2017

Yesterday I  got a Whatsapp message  from Grace  with photos  of  the  letter  sent  already  in April. Our  hope  was that  she could  use  them  in the summer school  she got scholarship to in Switzerland. Now  she  can  use them  in other occasions while  tutoring. We  all  were  feeling happiness  even  in  three  different  countries. This is what I wanna  call  globalisation - doing  good  over  the  borders. 

Grace  said  that  her  business  cards  are  beautiful and that  she  now a full international worker. I said  to  her  that to  be that  she  does not need cards. She is Amazing Grace.

June 11, 2017

We are still working on a volunteer basis with everything we do. Later this month we are starting a fundraiser and we are going give the details also here.
 

Our Greek team member Panos decided he wants to start learning Swedish and he has been working really hard on this one. It will help a lot in our work than more than me alone can Swedish. We still want our team to be multicultural and want to find the right people for the right tasks.
 

Whatsapp suits great to tutoring and language teachings. We have been working on the basics and I have been challenged to think about grammar issues. Den. Det. Denna. På och Av.

Here is a photo of his post it collection or a part of it. How have we studied before without post-its :)

Enjoy June. Stay tuned.

May 25, 2017

While in Paris participating Unesco Mobile Learning week in March I got the pleasure to get to know a Rwandan refugee living in a refugee camp in Kenya. Her name is Grace.

We shared contact info. Her card was a small piece of paper where she filled in the contact details.

When back home we decided to make her a business card she can share while she studies and works. She is one of those which is goin to make a world a bit of a better place.

Cards are on their way and we wish Grace to get them soon.
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