Social educators from 24 countries were gathered on 10-12 April 2017 at AIEJI’s World Congress in Brazil. 600 social educators were proud to celebrate that they have #thefinestjobintheworld. The motto of the congress was I am because we are.
At the congress social educators from all over the world shared their experiences, stories, good examples – and the difference they make for marginalised people.
There were also musical performances at the World Congress.
Benny Andersen was re-elected as the president of AIEJI.
“Shoulder to shoulder, we stand together here and the goal is to make the world a better place. And the world needs that! The world needs us.” The president completed his speech with this message: “When you get up in the morning and look at yourselves in the mirror, then say to yourselves, or shout to yourselves – Yes, I have the finest job in the world” – and everybody shouted together!
The new AEIJI board was elected, and most of the members are gathered on this group photo. From the left side you can see Claudio Desanti Sanchez, Ney Moraes, Benny Andersen, Silvia Azevedo, Lorenzo Lucarelli og Daniela Duff.
The 19th AIEJI World Congress took place in Brazil, April 2017.
The two reports, presented at the World Congress, can be downloaded here:
My name is Lars. I’m 26 years old and from Denmark.
I’m looking to move to the US, more specifically the New York/New Jersey areas.
I have a Bachelor in Social Education and I have work field experience from working in a social psychiatric environment, where I have encountered people with multiple diagnoses and drug addiction.
I would prefer to work in this kind of environment again but I’m open to other kinds of work within the Social Educational spectrum.
I’ve recently visited the US and Canada, so I have a taste of what it’s like over there.
My English is fluent both in writing and speaking.
If you have any interest or if you are able to help me in any way, please contact me on email@example.com
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Since 2008, Fairstart designed free online training programmes in fifteen language versions, to provide local NGOs worldwide with high quality caregiver training. We cooperate with NGOs who translate and adjust our training programs to local culture during training. For example, we are developing versions of our training programs in Swahili and Kinyarwanda, for SOSChildren’s Villages. We operate on all continents.
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Best wishes from child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard, CEO at the Fairstart Foundation, Denmark”
Je m’appelle Merete, j’ai 29 ans et je cherche un travail en France. I graduated as a social educator in 2015 in Copenhagen in Denmark and have since then worked with young refugees. I have also experience from working in an orphanage and with people with mental developmental disorder. I have travelled quite a bit and enjoy learning new things and adapt into new cultures. For many years I’ve wanted to live in France and now seems to be the perfect time. That’s why I’m hoping to find a job, where I can use my skills as a social educator and at the same time gain more experience within my field. I’m looking for a job preferably with teens or young adults with some kind of social vulnerability or difficulties.
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Best regards Merete Nørgaard, Denmark
Very soon, 2nd 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 society and that we’re proud of what we’re doing and what we can achieve!
A Facebook-event is created for the celebration. This can be found here:
Please invite other social educators to join the event.
Also, we are looking forward to seeing your contributions to the celebration. Please share photos that show that you and your colleagues are proud of your job either on Instagram using #thefinestjobintheworld or on Facebook posting your pictures on the Facebook event. Please also share information at Facebook about activities concerning this special day. Together we will show the world that we are proud of our job and want the world to know.
Happy Social Educators Day!
Please have a look at the AIEJI World Congress website:
We very much hope to see you in Brazil.