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The Performance Theater 2019 in Seattle was a real motivation boost for our FIVESTONES work! It always feels so good to see that CEOs of global corporations like Unilever, Mastercard or Shell, representatives of international organizations like the International Red Cross or the World Bank, CEOs of foundations and funds like the IKEA Foundation or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are equally interested in discussing what contribution they can and must make to a Read More
FIVESTONES “Sustainable Growth Seminars
The FIVESTONES “Sustainable Growth Seminars” have kicked off with a day at the high school for mechatronics in Kapfenberg. Franz Pfuisi attended the student’s presentation of their final projects on electrification and also shared his expertise on the powertrain of tomorrow. If you’re a committed expert in whatever field and willing to share your knowledge so that we as a society can grow in a responsible manner, join our “sustainable growth” seminars as a lecturer! Read More
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The topic of the current issue of the journal WELT DER FRAUEN, published since 1946, is “Wendezeiten”. It also mentions FIVESTONES founder Masomah Regl, whose life took an incredible turn at an early age and offered her a second chance. For Masomah Regl, change therefore has a decidedly positive connotation and is associated with a new beginning rather than a threat. FIVESTONES also understands turnaround times as an opportunity to pause, reflect, and then break Read More
Four youth organisations in Kabul – Kabul Equal, Afghan Parkour Society APS and Afghan Youth Vision – were on live TV again!  These young people show what true leadership is: They work hard and motivate the youth of Kabul to get involved, become active, be good and do good to others.  Fardeen Barakzai leads the youth organisation Urban Challenge (supported by MMCC) and also  Kabul Equal (FIVESTONES partner), Baran Amiri is a brave young woman Read More
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This has been one interesting Diversity Day at the Styrian Economy Chamber Organization. We presented FIVESTONES and its project I.D.E.A. – Integration By Fulfilling Work to the audience consisting of representatives of the major companies in the region and other projects and initiatives aiming at the integration into the working world of immigrant youth. FIVESTONES pointed out that for real integration work it is also necessary to improve the representation of Afghanistan and Afghans in 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.