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“I did not want to be a spectator, I wanted to stand there, where the things decide.” – Martin Luther King Competence, expertise, authenticity, empathy and motivation together make up the core group of the project I.D.E.A. It develops an interface between social work and the economy. “می خواستم تماشاکننده نباشم، میخواستم آنجا حضور داشته باشم، آنجا سهیم باشم، جای که تصامیم گرفته می شوند.” مارتین لوتر کینگ شایستگی، تخصص، اعتبار، همدردی و انگیزه، باهم Read More
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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw Thank you, volunteer youth of Kabul Equal, for making these men play and laugh as if they were kids. You made them forget about their hardships and sorrows for a while – their inner smile will last for long. Tiger Fpf #kabulequal #fivestones Read More
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Today we were in the cinema. And wept. We have allowed ourselves to feel the pain that after each and every attack is inflicted on all those affected and their families and friends – and that can not be communicated in a sober report. It was a nice meeting also with the German directors as well as an Afghan actor and even those affected. True Warriors is really important. The film will still be shown Read More
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Die Kleine Zeitung has portrayed FIVESTONES founder Masomah. Our project I.D.E.A. is a first step – and further steps will be announced soon! مصاحبه خانم معصومه ریگل رییس انجمن (Five Stones) با روزنامه کلاین زایتونگ. پروژه “ایده” یک قدم اول است و در مورد اقدامات بعدی به زودی از همین دریچه خواهید شنید! Fereydun Zahedi Weichenstellwerk Graz) Pfuisi Franz AVL Masomah Regl KNAPP Sharif Mo Jawid KJ Read More
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Dear friends we are online at Facebook 🙂 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 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.

 
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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.