• AREFS taide ja kultuuri ry is located in Haukivuori in rural Finland and organizes and supports art and culture projects

AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association



  • Savon Radan ryhmä organizes activities along the historical Savo line







LASTEN MAASEUTU - CHILDREN COUNTRYSIDE - PROGRAM

People are living in these rural village and would like to know more about place of their residence. Besides, when you look what happened in other villages, you are interesting how the same things take place in our own village. When you know who are you, when your roots, where are you living, then you able to step out of it, to meet other people, to accept other cultures, you are not afraid others.

For this project we use computer as a communication tool. Besides, we will have face-to-face meetings and camps.

History is a big part of culture. At school teachers are translating culture to children, give possibility to see it, to feel it, to participate in it.

By collecting different old photos from families (for example, baby books, photo albums of parents and grant parents) and writing of village stories. By collecting village history, we will make our villages visible not only a part of bigger area, but as independently existing living unit.

It is important do not lose the connection with the past, because we are very often looking for global, but forget about our roots. You need to pay attention to your own past and then you can understand others, to be more tolerant.

Additionally we will have some basic of Finnish and Russian languages for children.

 

 

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