The Terkku project has ended by the end of 2022. On this page you will find materials produced by the project, such as blog posts and articles, as well as contact details.
Project Coordinator, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Lecturer, nursing degrees
+358 (0)40 652 6928
Project Coordinator, Diak University of Applied Sciences
Lecturer, health degrees
+358 (0)40 751 0038
The blog posts are written by students from Diakonia and Laurea Universities of Applied Sciences, and they deal with outreach work in the Terkku project from different perspectives.
Below are the blog posts of by the students who participated in the 2022 experimental outreach work course. They will open in a new window.
Below are the blog posts of by the students who participated in the 2021 experimental outreach work course. They will open in a new window.
Cultural mediator training
During the Terkku project, three cultural mediator trainings for professionals with an immigrant and/or multicultural background in the social and health care sector were organised in cooperation with Heed Association Finland.
The aim of cultural mediator training was to strengthen professionals' competence in multicultural and culturally sensitive work as well as to strengthen participants' ability to use their own multicultural background and competence in their work. The training also provided tools for working with different multicultural clients and dealing with racism in the workplace.
Professionals who participated in the training have the ability to work as experts in multicultural work in their own work community.
The trainer was Emmaculate Tamankag, who is a lecturer in nursing at Laurea University of Applied Sciences. She is also Chairperson of Heed Association Finland and Moniheli. She has years of experience in multicultural work in the social and health care sector.