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What is TAT?

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Toiminnan Avulla Työelämään (TAT) is a project dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing and work-life skills of young adults with an immigrant background. We are funded by the Funding Center for Social Welfare and Health Organizations (STEA).

The TAT project encompasses many activities, including:  

  • Sports groups and other leisure activities 
  • Finnish language groups
  • Groups and training related to job search and work-life skills
  • Activities for families and parents 
  • Individual guidance and advice

All our activities are free of charge (0€).  

We speak Finnish, English and French. 

How do I join?

Joining our activities is easy! You can simply show up anytime, we don’t require registration or signing up for most activities. You can check out our schedule below to see where and when our groups are taking place. 

You can also call us or send us a message via WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram.

Activities and schedule

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TAT Autumn Schedule will update in July!


Sports for everyone

TAT organizes various sports groups where everybody is welcome. Come play ball games (e.g. futsal, volleyball) with us, learn to dance (kizomba!) or keep fit with professional instruction.

Sports for women

TAT organizes women’s sports groups as well. In these groups we dance, stretch, and learn to take care of our bodies. You are welcome to attend even if you have no previous experience – we provide advice and guidance wherever needed. Childcare can be arranged for some groups! Please contact us if you are interested in joining a women’s sports group. 

Finnish Language groups

In our Finnish language groups, you get to practice Finnish in a friendly and relaxed environment. We have a group for beginners: entry-level learners are welcome. You don’t need any specific books to attend, our teachers will give you all the necessary materials. In our intermediate learners’ group, we have a particular focus on vocabulary related to working life and job search. 

Social events

TAT Community Café is a pleasant environment to encounter new people and spend time enjoying different leisure activities. Together with our volunteers we organize Social Kitchen Dinner parties, where the community gathers together to eat and have a good time.

Support with job search and other everyday issues  

Are you currently looking for a job? Do you need support with finding an apartment, Kela matters or other everyday issues? TAT organizes groups and training sessions to develop your work-life skills. In addition, we offer individual guidance: you can come and visit our Palvelutori services, or book a session with our instructors:  

Arsene Towa (Finnish, English, French), 050 3229510 /

Jaana Takalo (Finnish, English), 050 3654682 /

 We also organize courses and workshops. Read more below (Courses and training). You can also find more information about the training we offer on our social media channels. 

Courses and training

In March 2022 we organized a Hygiene Passport Training (Hygieniapassi). The language was simple Finnish.

In the past TAT has organized training for security stewards (Järjestyksenvalvoja) along with football referee training with the Football Association of Finland (Suomen Palloliitto), as a part of TAT International Cup 2021 Football Tournament. In autumn 2021 we started our first multicultural swimming school.

Let us know if you would be interested in certain trainings or would like to cooperate with us to offer a training!

TAT International Cup

TAT International Cup is an annual football tournament , all about diversity and participation! Upscale playing, good music and relaxed atmosphere will gather a large group of people together once again in the summer 2022! 2021 the tournament attracted over 4000 spectators. The tournament happens between 27.6.-10.7. and the finals are played 6.7. The activities are between 15-21 every day!

The tournament offers a variety of work and training possibilities for the participants.

During weekends we offer activities for families and children as well.

More information and photos can be found from the tournament's Facebook page: 

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Let’s cooperate!

TAT works together with numerous different organizations and networks. We complement the services of the public sector, for example employment and social services. Other important partners of ours include a wide range of educational establishments from vocational education to universities: we offer activities, internships, and project collaboration opportunities. We also work with many different multicultural organizations and associations by arranging joint services, events, workshops, and training sessions. We are always happy to consider new opportunities for collaboration!

Come and host your own group!

 If you have any useful skills you would like to teach to others, knowledge to share, or an idea about a hobby group, then don’t hesitate to contact us! We may be able to offer facilities and resources to groups that align with TAT values.

Join us as a trainee!

 If you are a student of social services or youth work in an Applied University, come and complete your practical training with us! You have the chance to learn intercultural client work, instructing groups and individuals and organizing events, to mention just a few possibilities. We do not require any Finnish language ability but will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to practice your language skills!

Professional collaboration? 

Do you share an interest or goal with us? Feel free to invite us to talk about our valuable work in a training session, seminar, or any other event! We are happy to collaborate and work together with other projects and initiatives. 

Support our work

We welcome all kinds of support from the private sector as well. We are always happy to discuss sponsorship for our events or training. 

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TAT Newsletter comes out a few times a year. We will tell you the latest news, present activities and inform you about training opportunities and events. You can unsubscribe at any time: link to unsubscribing can be found in the end of each newsletter. We will not send you any other messages!

You can read the latest newsletter here.

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