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Individual Member: Laura Olkkonen

National Network: 
Loutinkatu 57 a 2
04400 Järvenpää
Organisation Type: 
Individual Person
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

I'm a teacher from Keski-Uusimaa with passion and never ending  willingness to learn about cultures, international connections and education. At the moment I am working as a special education teacher. In 2011 I graduated from International Teacher Education programme (Oulu University), which gave me interests and skills for multicultural work. In addition, I have been working with young people, immigrants and volunteered in Egypt as an English teacher, studied bilingual education both on Finland and Sweden, lived in Cyprus for a semester as a home school teacher and studied new languages (French, Spanish, Arabic). I am into music and arts. I have started to make a book for children on values such as self respect.

Mission and Objectives: 

My aim is to work in the field of intercultural education in a form or another. I wish to build connections with similar minded people and get to know what is going on in the field of intercultural education.

Main Projects / Activities: 

At the moment I am working as a teacher, learning new languages and getting to know more on intercultural education by e.g joining Kehys ry seminars.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

With the grass root level experience from the field of basic and special education as well as the experience and knowledge on bilingual (CLIL) education and intercultural views I can give hands on ideas suitable for meeting school kids and young people. Arts education will also be one of my strenghts as well as value and religion based negotiations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To learn more about intercultural education and meet people on that field.