Silta – Support and Guidance for Immigrant Youths
|Title of the project/ Program||Silta – Support and Guidance for Immigrant Youths|
|Town||Region of South-western Finland|
|Implementing institution/organization||City of Vantaa|
|Age of target group||17-30|
|Scope of target group||Migrant youths in danger of exclusion. Those who haven’t applied to secondary school or gotten a study place and those who have just arrived to Finland.|
|Innovative elements||Supported practical training periods with a project counsellor involved. The counsellor assists the immigrant youths in doing the work and if needed, also supports with learning the Finnish language|
|Why is your project considered good practice?||Education is important, and migrant youths don’t educate themselves as highly as the population in average.|
Besides, one may encounter long waiting periods between courses when integrating to Finland. This project turns the passive waiting period into action on behalf of youths’ own future.
|Objectives||To construct an expert network in the Finnish capital area to support 17–29-year- old immigrant youths who have arrived late in the country.|
|Key activities||Training periods.|
Three theme seminars.
Services and expert networks were mapped.
|Expected results||To create a marginalisation-preventing network for migrant youths.|
|Number of engaged persons||64|
|For further reading or information||Heidi Nygren heidi.nygren(at)Vantaa.fi|