Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has recently started a student exchange to Lebanon, and yearly sends students from social and health services to do their work placement there among Palestinian refugees. Welcome to hear the experiences of the first exchange students, to discuss refugee issues and to get acquainted with a photography exhibition!
The work placement of Metropolia's students among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon during spring 2009 was an impressive experience. Pictures taken by Emmi Toivonen, a student of Social Services, have been turned into an exhibition "Children of endurance - Palestinian refugees in Lebanon".
Time: Monday 19.10.2009 at 18-20
Place: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Sofianlehdonkatu 5B, 2nd floor, auditorium
Languages: Finnish and English
All students, teachers and other guests interested in Metropolia's international activities, work on refugee camps and the Palestinian situation are welcome to the opening of the photography exhibition and the discussion session!
18.00 - 18.10 Tervetuloa / Welcome / Marhaba
Mai Salmenkangas, senior lecturer
18.10 - 18.40 "What's wrong with me?" Reflections on professionalism on a refugee camp
Emmi Toivonen, Bachelor of Social Services student
Satu Penttinen, Master of Social Services student
18.40 - 19.00 Muutto pakolaisleiriltä Suomeen
Yehia El-Sayed, palestiinalainen näkökulma
19.00 - 19.10 Psykososiaalista kehitysyhteistyötä "Sisukkaiden lasten kotona"
Sirkku Kivistö, Psykologien Sosiaalinen Vastuu ry
Getting acquainted with the exhibition and small snacks
lecturer Mai Salmenkangas, mai.salmenkangas(at)metropolia.fi