Arvokas (Valuable) – a program for equality and a right to participate
Arvokas funding program (2018–2021) aims at a more equal Finland where everyone can be a significant part of the community and society.
There are 25 projects engaged in the Arvokas program. All of them create a variety of opportunities for inclusion and a strong sense of community and thus reduce inequality in the Finnish society. The target group of the Arvokas program is vast as the projects involve e.g. immigrants, unemployed, long-term prisoners and young people living in foster families.
The Arvokas program is co-ordinated by the Finnish Federation of Settlement Houses and is supported by the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA).