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Award for Excellent International Activity 2011

Pirjo Urpi, Service Manager of City of Jyväskylä, and the City’s Service Centres in Kyllikinkatu and Väinönkatu

Showing notable open-mindedness, Pirjo Urpi has employed several foreign workers, apprentices, interns and stand-ins in the Kyllikinkatu and Väinönkatu Service Centres over the years. As well as this she also started an educational joint project with the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in 2010.

In 2010, the service centres had Gambian, Lebanese and Burmese practical nursing students as apprentices. In addition, the centres also employed a practical nurse from New Zealand. Another practical nurse with a Kurdish background has also been acting as a substitute. During the past year, the centres also took in two Ingrian-Finnish interns and offered work trials for several Africans. Shorter excursions from nurses all over the world also took place throughout the year.

African nursing students from the JAMK University of Applied Sciences have also been following the daily work of the Services Centres’ nurses.

In the autumn of 2010, the Kyllikinkatu and Väinönkatu Service Centres started a joint project with the JAMK University of Applied Sciences, in which a Finnish nursing/midwife/public health nursing student is paired up with a foreign nursing/midwife/public health nursing student in international training and assigned to an elderly person with whom they take part in various events and outdoor activities. Twenty foreign students have so far participated in the project.

The city of Jyväskylä is delighted to announce that it awards Pirjo Urpi, Service Manager of Social Affairs and Health, and the Kyllikinkatu and Väinönkatu Service Centres.

In Jyväskylä, 24 March 2011

Markku Andersson
Mayor

Marketta Mäkinen
Director of International Relations

25.3.2011 SAtu Heikkinen

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