Creating Connection Between Communities

Vala Hafstað

If your native language is not Icelandic, and you’re between 16 and 25 years old, living in Iceland, here is an opportunity for you:

On Wednesday, June 23, a development project will be launched in Reykjavík, which aims to increase community participation of people aged 16 to 25, whose native language is not Icelandic. The event is scheduled by Tengivirkið/Connecting Communities at Hitt húsið, Rafstöðvarvegur 7-9, between 3 and 5 pm.

Discussion groups will meet up, participants will get to know one other and chat. Assistance will be provided for those interested in applying for sports or extracurricular activities, requiring help with applying for admission to high school or university, or needing assistance with  their CV or job search.

The main goal is to have fun together and get to know the district and all of its benefits. There will be complimentary food and beverages, short presentations, a concert and finally a free raffle.

Isabel Alejandra Diaz will lead a short discussion. Isabel moved to Iceland from El Salvador when she was very young. Since then, she has served as the president of the student council of the University of Iceland – the first person of a foreign background to do so.

Sayed Khanogli will talk about his experiences in Iceland from 2019, when he arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan. Sayed is currently a student at Fjölbrautaskólinn við Ármúla secondary school, but plans to transfer to Borgarholtsskóli secondary school to focus on cinema. He is also the chairman of the Youth Movement of Amnesty International in Iceland.

Among the many raffle prizes will be the following:

A whale watching tour with Elding Adventure
Access to the adventure course in Adrenalin park
Family tickets to the Wonders of Iceland exhibition in Perlan
For more information, see the Facebook page of the event.


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