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A successful year comes to an end … we put our 365 incredibly busy days into a 9 minutes annual report video – have a look! A heartfelt thank you to all loyal supporters, especially Pfuisi Franz, Masomah Regl, Fereydun Zahedi and our dear partner Tiger Fpf for their endless commitment to the greater good! Here is to more stories, events, projects and programs that help #feedingthegoodwolf in the year to come! Read More
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Inside our FIVESTONES Button Factory 🙂 Consider to subscribe to our FIVESTONES and our Afghanistan.anders channels. Have a great day! Your FIVESTONES Team Read More
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Today, the Fivestones Digitization course got an extensive tour through the company KNAPP AG with Wolfgang including interpretation. We were shown the manufacturing, production and also the offices. Computer skills are a must in every field of work – with a lot of effort, self-study and motivation you can achieve everything – that’s what Stefan from account management and Mohsen from software development (he is an Afghan himself) explained very well. We also visited Viola Read More
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The KATIB Farsi Library is celebrating its bicentenary! Here is a look back at the opening ceremony in December 2017. Invitation to the 2 year celebration 2 Jahre KATIB Farsi Bibliothek Die KATIB Farsi-Bibliothek feiert ihr zweijähriges Bestehen! Hier ein Rückblick auf die Eröffnungsfeier im Dezember 2017. Gepostet von Fivestones am Mittwoch, 27. November 2019 Review of the opening of the KATIB Farsi Library in Graz best regards Your FIVESTONES KATIB FARSI Library Team Graz Read More
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Congrats to the Kabul Equal- Fivestones futsal team for winning the recent tournament in Kabul! #KabulEqual #football #soccer #futsal #Kabul #PlayDontFight #fivestones #feedingthegoodwolf #respect #gamechanger Read More

Projects and Programs

I.D.E.A. – Integration By Fulfilling Work

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Programm I.D.E.A
What social and personal value does work have in Austria? In what cultural or legal ways does it differ from countries like Afghanistan? – Highly educated people from Afghanistan, who have successfully integrated into the Austrian working environment themselvese, lead workshops for compatriots of all ages and genders. Together they elaborate on a concept for a successful participation in the Austrian way of …


KATIB Farsi-Library

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KATIB Farsi Bibliothek
In cooperation with uniT and the Silent University and thanks to the commitment of two students from Afghanistan, the first library in Austria was opened with books in Farsi. The books imported from Iran include volumes of poetry, general history books, children’s books and novels. The library also has some non-fiction books, books on the history of the Hazara …


Afghanistan.anders

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Eine FIVESTONES Filmproduktion
There is “the danger of a single story” about the large, diverse and complicated country Afghanistan and its people. Short video clips give insights into life in Afghanistan, which otherwise receive little attention, but are no less real. War and peace, wealth and poverty, joy and …

About FIVESTONES

FIVESTONES
 

The title “FIVESTONES” refers to a skill game with five little stones popular with children in Afghanistan. The name of the plateform alludes to the ability to create something of value with creativity and skill. At the same time, the five stones symbolize the core values of the association: tolerance, creativity, empathy, commitment and authenticity.

The Logo
 

Das Logo zeigt die Zahl „5“ in arabischer Schrift auf einem bunten Hintergrund. Die arabische Fünf ähnelt einem umgekehrten Herzsymbol und steht für die Liebe, mit der die Projekte in FIVESTONES umgesetzt werden. Die fünf unterschiedlichen Farben im Hintergrund symbolisieren die fünf Kernwerte von FIVESTONES: Toleranz, Kreativität, Engagement, Authentizität und Empathie.

 
FIVESTONES

In doing so, the platform endeavors to track down the existing resources in the population, to use them and to bring them together in networks in order to make them effectively accessible to the common good. By using previously hidden potential, it is attempted to create added value locally and to strengthen the individual regions. By organizing events, workshops and conferences, all those people with  migrant background who wish to share their knowledge and experience in multiculturalism, integration and peace work will be given time and space. At the same time, through its willingness to cooperate, the platform also functions as a central institution in the Afghan-Austrian Diaspora, initiating, designing, organizing and coordinating new projects.

 

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feeding the good wolf

Legend has it that in every human being there is a lifelong battle for dominance between two wolves.

One is a bad wolf. It is hatred, rage, envy, pain, greed, arrogance, self-pitty.
The other is a good wolf: It is love, joy, peace, kindness, humility, goodwill, empathy.

Which wolf is going to win the battle and control our lives?

The winner will be the one we feed.

We want to feed the good wolf in us human beings, so it grows stronger and comes to light more and more.