Villa Victor works daily with customer interface and as an expert in Oulu’s immigration and multicultural matters. People visit Villa Victor for multilingual guidance, counseling and Finnish courses. Multilingual assistance is offered in 15 different languages. Finnish language can be studied in literary course, elementary course, follow-up course, conversation course and YKI-test training course.
Coordination and developing immigration work in Oulu is Villa Victor’s area of expertise. Employees operate as consultants associated with the most important immigration and multicultural steering groups. Working on anti-racism and developing two-way integration are central objectives.
One of Villa Victor’s main tasks is to organize events that are associated with multiculturalism. “Welcome to Oulu”, “Colourful Restaurant”, “Celebration for citizenship receivers” and “Independence Day” are examples of events that are organized every year. In addition Villa Victor organizes info sessions about various current topics every month.
The activities are developed in close collaboration with other actors in the area. Villa Victor has two ongoing ESF-funded projects: Good Beginning in Northern Ostrobothnia and Language -a key to participation which is a project organized by University of Oulu.
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