What I noticed in addition to the fact that we had really cool trip for boys: I like Salla style to organize an event and to do youthwork. Partly maybe because their style is like ours. And on the other hand: Salla never gives up though it's not easy there. Respect to Petteri and others!
In the beginning of April: direction East. Connection Young Barents bus from Tornio via Ivalo to Rock Attack Barents -festival Murmansk.
Again it was nice to visit friends, Murmansk Youth House Mr Pink, listening good rock`n roll and feel the atmosphere of the biggest city in the world situated on the northern side of Polar Circle. And Johannes Kastanja women did a marvellous gig. This time we had Laura from the Center for Youth Affairs in Helsinki with us. It was cool to follow when theatre persons Laura and Zhenja, the founder of Mr Pink, discussed about possibilities to co-operate. I have a strong feeling that this story will continue later this year, excellent.
Really positive start. I have a good feeling after three meetings. I think that with wide discussion we can achieve at least something because the group is good and persons representing different institutións seem to be really involved. Great, one of those most positive things during whole season.
At first we have had really aquate issues like to get more euros to our mediaworkshop and culture department summer work. Big part of start has been to get to know each other a bit better: youth work, social department, work authorities, representatives of local enterprises, youth parliament, mediaworkshop youngsters. Really interesting and positive.
One important partner in this and with youth work is the local vocational school The Sámi Education Center. We have done by our mediaworkshop a lot during years but now lot of progress in co-operation to be waited. Good...
Selvä Peli (Sober Game) is a local youth work co-operation network founded already in 2000. Doing together is the word of today and it's more than this administrative phrase: it's simply more clever together than alone... Saving money, getting more respect and so on. Lots of reasons to make alliances not only here but everywhere.
I think we have created a good tradition to Ivalo: Game Over -event in the evening of school ending day powered by Selvä Peli -group. It's an alternative event with lots of different activities and good food for families, children, youngsters. It's a quite big thing with Radio Inari following on the air Game Over and everything else happening in that evening.
And why I say that is' a good tradition: 200 persons can't be wrong. It's really cool to arrange when satisfied audience... It's of cource heavymetal too: lot of work with lots of youhtworkers and voluntary adults.
Our youth parliament had this spring the most important period of it's two year existance. Main thing to each parliament is to compose the top aim list for next three years. Top aim list means that all councils at schools think what should be better in Inari for youngsters. Youth parliament gathers all the ideas together and make the list of the three most important things.
This year youngsters had a lot of effort to do it. They had big positive problem: plenty of ideas. I followed the whole process and it was cool. Lot of speaking, lot of thinking but finally after three meetings youth parliament could make the list complete. And what a process was that, respect to youngsters for really good work.
The presentation at our municipal parliament was a success. Members Jaakko and Miikka did really really good work and the discussion after presentation was quite long. I think we in Inari have reached something when we speak about how the youngstes meet local politicians. It took a couple of years but now the situation is good to continue. Positive future,,,
Youth parliament got pretty much publicity after their show. It's good and necessary. One thing which was mentioned was realism with the top aim list. It's cool because still quite often You can listen the words: they are too young, they don't know... Not so positive attitude is this one.
And the topics: euros for making summer work possibilities to youngsters, more possibilities to meet school nurse and some small things to make progress to have possibilities for culture activities. In addition to this their message to politicians was that they should look on the issues of sustainable development when doing local politics. Interesting, really...
This was just a small part of everything in the spring 2014. Many other things happened of cource. Most of things never went to the memory of my Lumia 800. These went...
Afterall is't now time to close the blog... For that there is a positive reason: holiday.
In August happens come back with work and blogging. First one day at office, then European 4 again. This time up to North, destination to marvellous Alta with Hannu, Gigant - Aronnesrocken - steering group meeting... But it's another story....
I wish sunny summer to everybody everywhere. It hasn't been yet that but maybe. We'll see
(to be continued in the autumn, parts 3 - 4/2014)