Al-birr was founded by Saadia Radouai, a Morocco-born women right activist in 2006. Al-birr lähimmäisapu group was established aiming at improving immigrant women’s rights and supporting them with the necessary help they might need. By the fall of 2015, the organization had altered its original goal and decided to expand its support to all genders in order to assist thousands of immigrants who had left their country seeking for asylum in Finland. Al-birr provide advice, guidance as well as language courses to all those in need, regardless of their gender, ethnic, background, language, color or religion. Al-birr currently has 20 volunteers as well as around 400 active service users.
Al-Birr works as a bridge between immigrants and authorities by helping immigrants live in everyday life. The cornerstones of al-birr activity are social guidance and language teaching. The directors are both Finnish and immigrant peer tutors and Finnish professionals.
Zonta-Kerhot, Plan International, Civic Alliance, Finnish Refugee Aid, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Education Office, City of Helsinki, Monik Association, Sports Department, Youth Affairs Center, Vetoverkeskus, Stadi Center of Expertise and Human Rights Association. many companies also supported by Al-Birr through donations. In addition, separate experts from different fields visit Al-Birr to share their knowledge with our clients.
We offer Finnish language courses in three separate groups based on their Finnish language level, the courses are open to everyone. We also organize lectures on topics such as mental health, women empowering, nutrition tips, sexual health etc. Besides that, there’s peer support for those needed help in terms of filling applications, applying for jobs or get in touch with authorities.
Schedule changes every three months.
Service guidance are offered by the Al-birr staffs for those needed help in terms of filling applications, applying for jobs or get in touch with authorities
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