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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
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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 Read More
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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 Read More
The band name refers to the fact that four band members are migrants from Afghanistan – but together they make music – goood music! What a joy to have had these guys play a gig at this year’s Nouruz party hosted by FIVESTONES. Music: Die Musigranten: Don’t Leave Me Alone Video: Franz Pfuisi #DieMusigranten #Nouruz #FIVESTONES   Link: -> Nouruz Fest 2019 Read More
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The Afghan rapper Ali Oof proposed to his Austrian girlfriend after his performance at the Nouruz party. Can this Persian year start off better than with love? 😊 Music: Ali Oof, Die Musigranten: Perfect (Ed Sheeran cover) Video: Franz Pfuisi #AliOof #Nouruz #makelovenotwar #AfghanistanAnders #FIVESTONES   Link: -> Nowruz Feast 2019 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.