Helsinki, Finland - Urban Solidarity Camp

High school students from Finland, Spain and the UK organized an Urban Solidarity Camp in Helsinki last summer. In the morning their efforts were directed at carrying out service activities, and in the afternoon they attended talks and workshops at the Tavasttähti student residence. The young men taking part helped distribute food to underprivileged families, visited homes for the elderly and assisted the homeless. They also organized sports competitions for refugees from the Middle East. A similar project is now being planned for next year in Budapest, Hungary, where students will help out in a palliative care facility for children with Down syndrome and carry out other social projects. The next solidarity camp will also include students

from Ireland, Hungary and Sweden.

Romana, n. 69, July-December 2019, p. 279.

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