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That was one awesome Nouruz-party! Thanks so much for coming by. More videos will be online soon   Read More
The cultural magazine “Die Mölkerstiege” by the Upper Austrian Tostmann Trachten dedicated two double pages to FIVESTONES! It is a great pleasure for us to get the attention of a traditional company that successfully sells typical Austrian fashion. FIVESTONES is in no contradiction to the Austrian culture, that should be clear now 😊 The newspaper appears in Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Vienna – thank you Tostmann Trachten (www.tostmann.at) Read More
Spring is comming! – the Afghan (and Persian) society celebrates this day (March 21) as the beginning of the year. The Afghan-Austrian Cultural Association Styria and the platform FIVESTONES have created a diverse program and invite the Afghan people of Styria and all interested Austrians to the NOURUZ celebration in the People’s House. FIVESTONES Nouruz 2019: Timelapse Prev 1 of 1 Next FIVESTONES Nouruz 2019: Timelapse Was für ein grandioses Nouruz-Fest 2019! Mehr Videos von Read More
“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
“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

Projects and Programs

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

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

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 …


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 …



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.


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.