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 new ground. Whether individually, familially, socially or globally: Changes should be made, because they are only negative, if one encounters them with fear and panic!
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 who participates in all the activities and shows other girls that it is possible to get rid of the societal and familial chains that holds them back. The versatile acrobat Qudrat Frotan leads Afghan Parkour Society and helps to change society via Sport, and Ahmad Valy Niazi founded the photography club Afghan Youth Vision where he passes on his knowledge to other young people.
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 the media. FIVESTONES aims at empowering fellow Afghans, so we can be taken seriously and be seen as fully valuable employees. Immigrants and refugees, especially Afghans in Europe have to work twice or three times as hard as others in order to get a chance of obtaining a fulfilling job.
Our partner Kabul Equal and other youth organisations on TV1 news:
Doing good to others is becoming a new youth movement! Young people in Kabul are highly motivated, dedicated and eager to live the change they want to see in the world. They live up to their values of solidarity, self-organization and openness e.g. in the recent project of Clothing Donations. In that project, they ask Kabul citizens to donate clothes they don’t wear anymore to those who need them more. In return, the volunteers give away a plant, which the donors can plant in their garden. This way they also spread the word of environmental protection and the importance of trees for the polluted air in the city of almost 5 million inhabitants. Thanks for your efforts, responsible youth of Kabul! Let the good deeds grow!
News source: https://youtu.be/4yRnncIGoUE
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Link: -> More Kabul Equal
Amir Shah Osmani, Reza Gholami, Hamid Reza and Mohammad Abbasi got to know each other in Austria.In 2017 they formed the group Musik Gegen Traurigkeit (= Music Against Sadness) and have delighted both Afghans and Austrians with their Afghan music. At the Nouruz party especially young Afghan refugees rushed to the dance floor to dance their hearts out to the tune of their lost home. Many thanks, guys, for your valuable contribution to the Nouruz celebrations!
Musik gegen Traurigkeit
Video: Franz Pfuisi
Link: -> Nouruz Fest 2019