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FIVESTONES asks for your support!
In order for us to be able to continue the projects carried out on a voluntary basis, we need your help. Donations for the FIVESTONES platform in general or for individual projects are gratefully accepted.

Account details: Steiermärkische Bank
IBAN: AT13 2081 5000 4258 6685

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News

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Die FIVESTONES-SeminarThe FIVESTONES “Sustainable Growth Seminars” have kicked off with a day at the high school for mechatronics in Kapfenberg Die FIVESTONES-Seminare für nachhaltiges Wachstum haben mit einem Tag an der HTL für Mechatronik in Kapfenberg begonnen. Franz Pfuisi nahm an der Präsentation der
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By Masomah Regl  For me, “Afghanistan” is not a job. Nor is it a passion or a hobby. It is personal involvement, my story, my family – my responsibility and my duty. That is probably the reason why I find it so overwhelming to
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As an association, we feel deeply ashamed that we could not evacuate our dear friends and co-workers in Kabul. Words cannot describe how sorry we are. You were the young people who gave hope to a whole generation in Afghanistan. With your dedication, your
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A successful year comes to an end … we put our 365 incredibly busy days into a 9 minutes annual report video – have a look! A heartfelt thank you to all loyal supporters, especially Pfuisi Franz, Masomah Regl, Fereydun Zahedi and our dear
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Office-Programme, E-Mails, Internetrecherche – fast jeder Job erfordert digitale Office programs, e-mails, Internet research – almost every job requires digital skills. That’s why Fivestones offers a PC course – from Afghans to Afghan. The beginner course starts next Tuesday, August 6th and there are
Our partner Kabul Equal and other youth organisations on TV1 news: Doing good to others is becoming the 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 realize

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 …

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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 …

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Afghanistan.anders

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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 …

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About 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

The logo shows the number “5” in Arabic script on a colorful background. The Arabic five resembles a reversed heart symbol and represents the love with which the projects are implemented in FIVESTONES. The five different colors in the background symbolize the five core values of FIVESTONES: tolerance, creativity, commitment, authenticity and empathy.

 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.

FIVESTONES: The Game

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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.