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August 28, 2020


It is a social project initiated to ensure that women do not lose their own activities in socio-psychological terms and that their education in Swedish is not interrupted during the pandemic days when social life is limited.

From April 2020 until the new year, 236 newcomer women from different countries got to enjoy “Svensk konversation-digital fika”. 140 newcomer women, 30 groups, are now active participants in ongoing projects. We are grateful for everyone’s participation!

➢ To accelerate the integration of newcomer women in Swedish society,
➢ Contribute to learning the language of the society in which they live,
➢ To make the time they spend at home during the pandemic days instructive,
➢ Making new friends by practicing Swedish in a digital environment and ensuring social cohesion by getting to know each other.

Hand in Hand for Women wants to unite people to speak Swedish on the same screen.

  • Various programs will be used for the project via the internet (zoom, whatsapp, skype, etc.). We can practice in Swedish while drinking our coffee in our homes. We continue to develop and learn.
  • Our goal is to gather women with people at their own language level and offer the opportunity to speak Swedish.
  • Each group is accompanied by a volunteer Swede and can practice speaking Swedish together.
  • Groups will consist of 3-4 people.
  • 2 – 3 people who want to learn Swedish and a Swedish participant to learn and groups are matched.
  • Minimum it will meet once a week and once.
  • Each group can decide for themselves with each other what day, time and how many times a week they should meet.

We want to evaluate the quarantine days with quality time and new friendships.
We invite you!
Our Swedish friends and all Swedes who read this conversation.
We invite you!
All our women who boldly use Swedish in life.

If you want to take part in this project, please fill in the form by clicking on the link below:

✏️ https://forms.gle/Y81NS2KYW6KiijAX6


What was previously called “Digital Fika” is now becoming a study circle at ABF Norra Stockholms Län and changing its name to “Svensk Konversation – Digital Fika”. Many women are waiting to get started with circles, and there is a lack of circle leaders who can volunteer. Is it maybe you?

For some time now, Hand In Hand For Women has had conversation groups where foreign-born women conversed with an established Swede over a coffee on any digital platform. How often you meet varies, but many have chosen to see each other once a week. It has been much appreciated by everyone, and now the pressure is so high that many circle leaders are missing.

Here we tell you briefly what it’s about, and you can read more at the link below about public education, rules, the role of circle leader, etc. And you are always welcome to contact Jenny at ABF if you have any questions.
Together we do this for a better world ❤️

Briefly about the circle “Svensk Konversation – Digital Fika”

In the study circles, there is a permissive, democratic climate where everyone has a say and shares experiences. You as a circle leader work as an educator, inspired, and a cohesive force in the study circle.
For this, you need to attend a circle leader training at ABF Norra Stockholms län (it is located for a day or two evenings, digitally), and we have several dates ready already now, but if you do not have the opportunity to go now, you can go when the next opportunity is offered. There you will learn about folkbildning, ABF, a little about rules and other useful things.

Together with the participants, you write a work plan, where you decide approximately what you want to talk about at each opportunity and what material you want to use (eg books, websites, movies). And you as a circle leader are the ones who have contact with ABF and report attendance via a digital attendance list (so-called E-list).

Regarding how many meetings you should have and how often you should be seen, you decide it together. The rule for a study circle is to be seen at at least three meetings and that you get up to a total of at least nine study hours when the circle is over (a study hour = 45 minutes). Our proposal is to be seen 45 min / week on 9 occasions, but you can design it almost any way you want. You can be seen more often than that, and you can be seen more times after that, if you want.

The picture shows that Karin and Aysel who met thanks to “Svensk Konversation – Digital Fika”.

Hej allihop!
Jag heter Karin. Aysel och jag träffades på internet via Digital Fika. Vi beslöt att ordna en egen grupp, bara hon och jag. Vi har fått bra kontakt, har roliga och intressanta samtal, svenskan flyter på bra. Att träna svenskan är viktigt, men vår kontakt betyder mycket mer än så. Kring midsommmar fick vi chans att träffas på riktigt. Tillsammans gick vi en vacker promenad i Västervik, satt på en bänk med utsikt över den lilla staden, kunde prata med varandra om varandra. Nu går det ännu lättare att mötas på Skype.

Jag skulle vilja presentera mig själv och min kära vän Karin till dig. Hur och var vi träffade? Nu kommer jag kort berätta om vår historia. Jag heter Aysel Kamal. Jag kommer från Azerbajdzjan. Jag jobbade som var akademiker på universitet i Georgien. Jag flyttade till Sverige för två år sedan och jag lär mig svenska. Vi träffades i en av Hand in Hand for Womens projekt som är Digital Fika. Vi pratade genom nätet för nästan två månader sedan. Jag bor i Västervik och Karin bor i Stockholm. Karin har kommit till staden där jag bor. Den dagen träffades vi för första gången och kunde prata ansikte mot ansikte. Det var väldigt spännande att träffas. Jag känner mig jätteglad. Först vill jag tacka Karin för att hon hjälper mig att förbättra min svenska. Och jag är tacksam för föreningen som är hand in hand for women. Jag kan också säga att detta blev ett fint projekt som Hand in Hand for Women har utvecklat.

Svensk Konversation- Digital Fika Team

Seher Erol

SKDF. Projektkoordinator

Aysel Kamal

SKDF. Projektsekreterare

E-mail: ayselkamal@hihfw.com

Melek Ertunc

SKDF. Organisatör till grupp Sfi A och Sfi B

E-mail: ert.m5432@gmail.com

Esme Işın

SKDF. Organisatör till grupp Grund och SAS

E-mail: isin.esma@gmail.com