My coworkers are all really amazing people and my time here would not have been the same without them. I have done and experienced a lot together with them.
|We went for dinner in Betlehem when Hanna was visiting from the Helsinki office, From left Vesa, Marko, Hanna, Sari-Johanna, Me, Kirsi and Sari|
Sari-Johanna drove me and Hanna to the Dead sea for an after work dip
|After Maria took us to the Sira school we took a hike to the monastery in Jericho (Marko in the picture)|
|When we visited Tel Aviv for work Sari-Johanna took us to meet Mira who is a rabbi in a reformed synagogue where we joined for Kabbalat Shabbat (Shabbat Friday prayer)|
So you probably do not have a clue of who does what at the centre so I will make a short introduction of my coworkers.
Without Maria and Seppo the centre would not be what it is today. They have worked hard and whole hearted to take care of the centre.
|Sari is our own writer, she is in charge of the communication which she does really well. I feel that Sari has really found her speciality in what she does. You can probably find her writing down something or taking picctures. She is kind but firm.|
Vesa and Sari will both return to Finland during the summer so there is a change on its way.
|Kirsi is a really kind person. She is really good with children as she has been a teacher for the lower grades in Finland. She is usually laughing and one of her many good qualities is that she can laugh at herself.|
|Marko is an active person that likes to make jokes. He is a teacher of history and he likes to talk about history and politics. His special quality is that he is always engaging with people anywhere he goes.|
Many people we met have thought that Kirsi and Marko are my parents, so they "adopted" me during my stay. I have watched hockey at their place many times and they are taking home some dates to Finland for me when they go the next time. They are in charge of the child and youth work.
These are all the workers from Finland. We also have local workers but I just realised I do not have pictures of them so I cannot introduce them with a picture. Our local workers all work at the Felm center. We have our accountant Josette that is a lovely lady who makes us coffee every morning at 10 am. Then we have Alex who is our maintenance guy and he really knows how to fix everything. Teresa is our lovely guard, she is always talking a lot and teaching me Hebrew. Alexi is our cleaner who has a lovely smile on his lips always when I meet him. Then there is Rami our gardener who has the most interesting stories about his life. Our team is a positive space to work in and sometimes I feel that we are always laughing at some joke.