Better together

Paremmin Yhdessä ry is a non-governmental organisation that aims to promote equity, enhance involvement and take social responsibility for those in need of support.  The name of our association means ‘better together’ and it stems from our leading values of equity, communality and respect.

Since 2009, we work for better integration and wellbeing of immigrants as well as increased receptivity of Finnish society, especially in the Jyväskylä region in Central Finland.  Our work is primarily based on projects of varying lengths and funded by, for instance, Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA) and European Social Fund (ESF).

What do we do?

  • We guide and teach immigrants so that they could autonomously take care of their everyday matters and be active citizens. For example, we support people in studies, employment issues, use of electronic services and practicing Finnish.
  • We provide spaces and means for Finns and immigrants to form friendships and foster learning from each other.
  • We offer training and service opportunities for both Finns and immigrants who want to participate in our volunteer work.
  • We advise and train authorities and people working with immigrants on issues related to immigrants and multiculturalism.
  • We collaborate with other organisations and authorities to influence attitudes and decision making concerning immigrants and services available to them.

Our primary working language is Finnish, therefore other information on our web pages is available only in Finnish. If you wish to know more in English, please, contact Ms Funlayo Vesajoki funlayo.vesajoki@paremminyhdessa.org or tel. +358 50 544 0079.