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Godax returned to Mogadishu and runs now a waste management company

Godax used to be a basketball coach and live in a small town of Lohja in Finland, northern part of Europe. Some years ago he decided to move back to Mogadishu, which he left behind because of the civil war. “In Finland I thought, what a wonderful, small and clean town Lohja is. I decided to make Mogadishu as clean as Lohja is.” In Somalia he established a waste management company and hires around 300 employees.

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Leila left Finland to start her own business in Somalia

Leila came from Somalia to Finland as a refugee in the 90’s. Couple of years ago she decided to move back to her birth country and established a solar panel company. Now she employs around 30 youngsters. “I came back to Somalia, because I thought this is a successful business, but creating jobs for young people is also important, ” Leila says. Her solar panel system helps farmers to pump water from the wells and to irrigate the farmland.

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To leave or not to leave?

To leave or not to leave? Documentary about people who decided to return from Europe back to Iraq.

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“In Finland even men change nappies”

Finland is a country where success and standard of living are based on equality. Normally, both the man and woman of a household go to work and also share domestic duties.

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“The neighbours here are different”

It can be difficult to get to know Finns, and creating personal relationships is often slow. Although Finns are uncommunicative, they always stick to what has been agreed.

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You can survive in an expensive country if you find work for yourself

Finland is a good and clean country where everyone is equal. The foundation of a good life is for everyone to pay their taxes and to contribute to the well-being of society through their own work.

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Finland is a beautiful and cold country

The long Finnish winter is dark and snowy, and the days are short. The summer, on the other hand, is beautiful, and even in the middle of the night you can read a newspaper by natural light.

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Language proficiency is the key to Finnishness

Learning Finnish may at first be difficult, but not impossible. Proficiency in Finnish is often the best way to get work and friends in Finland.

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Finland bears responsibility for asylum seekers and refugees

Finland is relieving the pressure of immigration on Southern Europe and Turkey by accepting refugees and asylum seekers through EU internal transfers and relocations. In that way, Finland is bearing responsibility for asylum seekers and refugees as an EU member state, and is showing solidarity with third countries.

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Money received in Finland, how far does it go?

As an asylum seeker, you will receive reception allowance if you are unable to support yourself. The purpose of reception allowance is to ensure for you necessary income while you are awaiting a decision on your asylum application.

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