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New languages to info Gloria - an information service point for immigrants

Information service point for immigrants, Info Gloria launches eight new languages in which customers are served in Central Finland. In February 2015 Info Gloria’s services are available in Russian, Estonian, Persian, Kurdish, French and Thai languages. As project develops more languages may be on the way. Immigrant advisors are available for customers for two hours per week. Info Gloria’s services in Finnish and English continues normally. The Finnish and English language immigrant advisor is available on week days without an appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timetable for other service languages will be published soon.

A two year project Info Gloria – a project for developing information services for immigrants is administered by NGO Support in Central Finland Association and financed by European Social Fund and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Pirkanmaa. The aim of the project is to create permanent easy access information service point for immigrants in Central Finland in which service is available in different languages. The project is co-developed with City of Jyväskylä that also supports the project financially.

Info Gloria - an information service point for immigrants

Info Gloria –an information service point for immigrants is located in the premises of Matara Civic Activity Center and Multicultural Center Gloria (Matarankatu 6). In Info Gloria one can get answers for, for example following questions: where can I study Finnish language, how to fill in a general housing allowance form, how to look for an apartment, what is said in the forms send by Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), how to find a daycare or a school place for a child, where in altogether find help for everyday issues?

You can visit us in Info Gloria without making an appointment or you can call us 0400 275 163 or send e-mail to infogloria (at) kyt.fi. The main object of the Info Gloria is to give advice about services available and to guide a customer to correct services and/or authorities.

People come to Finland for different reasons: through marriage, to study, to work, for humanitarian reasons. Adaptation to a new culture often takes time. Especially, on early stages one can face unexpected difficult questions that need an answer. For example, for these reasons an easy access information service point is needed.

Welcome to Info Gloria!

Additional information:

Project Manager Tiina Miettinen, tiina.miettinen(at)kyt.fi 050 382 3273

Project Designer Anni Viinikainen, anni.viinikainen(at)kyt.fi 050 362 8235

9.2.2015Satu Heikkinen

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