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KEPELI
- Integration through bodily and game
related approaches
(2016-18)
Kepeli in nutshell
• Partners
– Co-ordinated by Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
– Partners: Kisakeskus,...
Why and to whom?
• Aims of Kepeli
– Support integration of immigrants
– Stengthen methodological skills of organisations w...
Activities of Kepeli (1)
• Compile existing methods and develop new Kepeli approaches, which
combine 1) bodily and 2) game...
Activities of Kepeli (2)
• Create a structured way to assess the impact of Kepeli methods from both
immigrants and supervi...
For more information on Kepeli,
please see kepeli.metropolia.fi
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Kepeli general presentation

  1. 1. KEPELI - Integration through bodily and game related approaches (2016-18)
  2. 2. Kepeli in nutshell • Partners – Co-ordinated by Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences – Partners: Kisakeskus, Pro-tukipiste, African Care – Collaboration: municipalities in capital region, NGOs established by immigrants, other NGOs working with immigrants, educational institutions • Funded by Amif (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) • Lasts for 2,5 years (2016-18) • Background – KAMU – Peer support to immigrants (2013-14) – Kehollisuutta maahanmuuttajatyöhön (2013-14) – Vyyhti (2011-14)
  3. 3. Why and to whom? • Aims of Kepeli – Support integration of immigrants – Stengthen methodological skills of organisations working with immigrants – Strengthen partnerships between municipalities and NGOs – Create platforms for interaction and learning between students • Target group: immigrants who – Originate from outside of Europe – Are in the working age (approx 18-65 years) – Have recently moved to a municipality (with a residence permit) or whose integration has started slowly for a reason or another – Are pontentially in a vulnerable position
  4. 4. Activities of Kepeli (1) • Compile existing methods and develop new Kepeli approaches, which combine 1) bodily and 2) game related approaches to be used in groups to – Empower! – Expand understanding of the Finnish society – Support language learning – Strengthen motivation to learn and eventually to be employed > Instructions on web-site and staff training • Invite civil servants from municipalities and NGOs established by immigrants to collaboration forums – Compile information on what are the biggest integration challenges during the initial integration phase > utilised in developing Kepeli methods – Strengthen networks and common understanding
  5. 5. Activities of Kepeli (2) • Create a structured way to assess the impact of Kepeli methods from both immigrants and supervisors by developing – An assessment framework and – Methods on how to put it into practice (e.g. by making use of visual or bodily approaches) • Develop a model for student encounters allowing groups to learn from each other while using Kepeli methods – Immigrant student groups: Finnish language and society, educational opportunities… – University of Applied Sciences student groups: cultural differences/ similarities, communication, ”the perspective of an immigrant”…
  6. 6. For more information on Kepeli, please see kepeli.metropolia.fi

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