It is time to celebrate the second of October. It is time to show that we have the finest job in the world! Enjoy this video with great contributions from AIEJI member organisations and please make the video visible for others as well. Thanks a lot to all contributors to this production.
Share photos at Instagram #thefinestjobintheworld and share knowledge in our AIEJI Facebook group about activities concerning this very special day.
I wish you all a great day.
In two weeks, the second of October, we’ll celebrate a very special day: The international day of social educators. This is the day we celebrate our profession – that we have the competences to support humans in need, that we know what this support means for humans and societies and that we’re proud of what we’re doing and what we can achieve!
It’s going to be a worldwide celebration with workshops, debates and events. And also the social media will play a great role: At Instagram #thefinestjobintheworld please share photos that show that you and your colleagues are proud of your job and want the world to know. Please also share knowledge in our AIEJI Facebook group about activities concerning this very special day.
In less than a month we’ll celebrate the international day of social educators. The event will be all over the world with the hashtag #thefinestjobintheworld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. By letter we’ll ask our member organizations to contribute with short videos showing what make social educators’ competences special. Also all AIEJI subscribers will be asked to share photos. More information will follow.
From AIEJIs member organisation APTSES:
The 5th International Congress of Social Education is held in the days 02 and 03 October 2015, during the commemoration of the International Day of social educator at the School of Education and Social Sciences of Leiria. The central theme of the congress will be the familiar contexts of vulnerability and will be present social education professionals, from Portugal and other countries, including Benny Andersen, president of Aieji.
Associação dos Profissionais Técnicos Superiores de Educação Social (APTSES)
My name is Yannik, I’m from Denmark, and I am a young man at age 25. I speak English, Swedish, Norwegian and a little French. I’m a social educator and I did my final exam January 2015. I’m specialized in people with social problems (especially alcohol problems). I´ve been working with people with physical and mental illnesses, people with abuses and people with mental/social problems. In addition, I escort people with physical and mental illnesses.
I’m open to work in many different areas with different people. But in particular I search for a work with youngsters or adults with some kind of mental or social problems.
I am very good at creating an overview and I am flexible and meeting stable. I engage me in the work I’m doing, and my ethical thoughts have been praised at my previous jobs. I can work solo and take decisions, but I also seek advice in my team. In critical situations I keep calm.
I believe that it is through reflections and sparring with your coworkers that we are developing the pedagogical thinking. We get more conscious about what we are doing and how we do our work in the best possible way. It is our job to support them in the experience of “the good life”.
I hope very much to receive an e-mail from you
Yannik Noah Næsby, Denmark
As written about in the latest News letters, the AIEJI project work about social educational work with refugee minors has been in process. The project has now finished and you can find the report here Refugee minor asylum seekers
Members from 16 AIEJI countries have countributed with national information about the target group. 11 social educators from Italy, Israel, Spain and Denmark, working with this group, have been interviewed. 7 unaccompanied refugee minors have been interviewed in Italy and Denmark.
The report contains both empirical and theoretical studies and ends up by giving important messages about 1) social educational work that benefits the unaccompanied refugee minor asylum seekers 2) political priorities every country are obliged to work for and implement due to UN conventions.
A first presentation of the report took place in Helsinki in Finland at the Nordic Conference “Courage in social work” Friday 12th of June: http://www.confedent.fi/nordic2015/programme/workshop-programme/friday-12-6-10-00-11-30/ – workshop 31.
Please do what you can to spread knowledge about the issue by refering to the report in the fora and network you attend. The unaccompanied refugee minors are so very much in need for all the professional alertness they can get.