09 Difference Makers showed of their skills at Call out Jyväskylä finals

09 HHR breakdance crew Difference Makers showed off their brilliant skills at Call out Jyväskylä event on October 15th. The event was the group’s first outside Helsinki area. The early birds set off on Saturday morning at 6:45am. The entire crew of 10-18 year-old breakdancers were mega excited and energetic through the day despite the early wake up call. DM -crew coaches, Andrii Gregul and Ramona Panula, were entertained throughout the three-hour […]

Me-talo visited by colleagues from Germany and Latvia

  Youth workers from Germany and Latvia took turns in visiting Me-talo at Mellunmäki during their visits in Finland. The german youth work experts from the state of Schleswig-Holstein visited Me-talo in September 8th to meet with 09 HHR and Pääkaupunkiseudun Partiolaiset (the Scouts of Helsinki Metropolitan area). The group consisted of local youth and refugee workers and officials, as well as local scouts. The theme of their visit was […]

09 HHR summer activities broader than ever!

  This year our summer activities were broader than even in the history of our foundation. For the first time ever, we organized summer camps in two locations, at Malmin palloiluhalli and Me-talo Mellunmäki. In addition, we organized sports outreach camps at Pukinmäki, Länsimäki and Jakomäki. The participant numbers were higher compared to the past. in Malmi, the first week saw 37 kids arriving to take part in the action, […]

09 HHR’s summer workers interviewed!

This summer 09 HHR took part in the City of Helsinki’s Kesäseteli 2016 -program, in which local 9th graders were given opportunities to find summer jobs and gain useful skills and work experience for their future careers. Roosa and Tania, who worked at us in Mellunmäki and Pukinmäki this July, were interviewed by Nuorisoasiainkeskus about their 09 summer work experiences. The girls also gave some pretty helpful advice for young […]

09 Difference Makers break dancers camped at Me-talo in June

Difference Makersin leiriläiset esittelee skillejään taas! @ramoprofil Video, jonka 09 Helsinki Human Rights (@09hhr) julkaisi 28. 06ta 2016 klo 9.46 PDT This summer 09 HHR’s Difference Makers dance group organized breakdancing summer camps at our new ME-Talo base in Mellunmäki. The course instructors were Ramona and her partner Andrei, both highly experienced dancers and trainers. Young people of all ages and levels of breakdancing experience took part in the busy […]

Summer worker profile: Marcus Nicolson

Scotsman Marcus Nicolson works at 09 HHR as an intern at Me-talo in Mellunmäki this summer. Read Marcus’ thoughts and comments about his job below: I am currently completing a Master’s in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) at the University of Helsinki. The course deals with issues surrounding immigration and cultural awareness. A lot of the work carried out by 09 HHR is closely related to these themes. I had previously volunteered […]

09 HHR summer camps at Me-talo brought Mellunmäki kids together

This summer, 09 HHR has organized summer camps from our Mellunmäki Me-Talo base. Our participants came from Mellunmäki and the surrounding areas. While Me-Talo was our base, we spent much of our time outdoors playing a variety of sports and games. For lunch we travelled to nearby Luostoon Leikkipuisto where our young participants could get food, play games, and even go swimming in the pool on sunny days. We also […]

The spring event of Ensi- ja turvakotien liitto at Me-talo

The spring event of Ensi- ja turvakotien liitto was held on the 17th May at the Mellunmäki Me-talo. Most of the participants came from the children of the local day care centre as well as ten asylum seeker families from the detention centre nearby. The event was mainly meant for children but due to the diverse program everybody found something they liked. Part of the program was for example an […]

Call Out jam – The Final BADABOOM 14th May

The springs best dance event Call Out jam took place at the Mellunmäki Me-talo at 14th May 2015. The atmosphere in the Me-talo was fantastic and there was enough audience as well as dance enthusiasts for the whole day. All in all there were about 100 people visiting the event and also the amount of participants in the contest was record-breaking. The first contest was the under 15-year olds showcase […]

The Me-talo community art project finished in May

A community art project was organized in the Me-talo in Mellunmäki in April and May in order to make up the entrance hall wall. The project began with the graffiti work of Funk On ry which was made by a school class. After that, the project was continued by the artists Sanna Jalomäki and Lari Rantalainen whose idea was to create a piece of art together as a community. The […]