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  • 1. Pedram
    19 years old
    Originates from Iran
    Languages: Azer and Finnish
    Religion: Catholic
    Has been living in Finland for 8 years
  • 2. Family
    Mother, a housemother. Dreams of studies for practical nurse and working with the disabled.
    Father, an enterpreneur in Iran. In Finland he is now taking horticulture studies. Dreams of a horticulture business where Pedram could also work.
    Sister Katrin 16 years
    Brothers Puja 9 yrs, Parsa 6 yrs, Pecsam 3 yrs
  • 3. Hobbies
    Football in summer
    Floorball in winter
    Takes part in all the hobbies his family has
  • 4. Reasons for migration
    Disabled persons had poor possibilities to get healthcare services and education in Iran
  • 5. Moving to Finland
    January 1999
    From Turkey to Russia, stayed there for 3 years
    From Russia to Finland and Vaasa
  • 6. Education
    Started special needs education in Finlandat grade 3, fullfilled compulsory education at the age of 16
    Preparatory and rehabilitative education and guidance for work and independent livingat Luovi Vocational Institute, 3 years
    Graduated in May 2009
    Has got rehabilitation allowance  pension
  • 7. Life in Finland
    Starts working at the day activity center in autumn
    As a social person Pedram has got many new friends at school
    Has only few friends on leisure time
    Family has some Finnish friend-families
    In Vaasa there are no other Catholic families from Iran
  • 8. Life in Finland
    Feels living in Finland is safe and peaceful
    A disabled person can get all the healthcare and welfare services plus education he needs
    The biggest problem is the difficult Finnish language
  • 9. Culture
    Pedram has learned Finnish culture and lifestyle
    Family maintains their own culture through language, family relationships and satellite channels
    Traditions, festival days and cuisineare important ways to maintain the Iranian culture
  • 10. Futuredreams and hopes
    ”To get a nice job with salary”
    ”Girlfriend and a flat of my own”
    ”When you get older you can live alone, without support”
    ”I want to maintain contacts with my fellow-students”
  • 11. Finnishness
    Feels himself to be a Finn
    Grown up in the Finnish culture
    Has Finnish friends