In English

The project Boosting Myself aims at improving the position of men in the labour market and in life in general by using creative methods. Each participant will be assigned a personal skills coach who will guide them in their progress towards a job or study. A personal skills coach will be a native Finn, willing to help, to whom participants may turn for guidance in many issues. Finally, for each participant a stylish, unique electronic job search portfolio will be created, in which the participant’s own textual output will be utilized.

The Boosting Myself project will organise the following workshops: 1) aphorism and motto workshops; 2) publication of “boy stories” in the form of an audiobook and podcasts; 3) lyrics writing workshops; and 4) gatherings around campfires in the wild.

Who can participate?

Everybody is welcome. Participation is free. The workshops will be held in Finnish, but a good knowledge of the language is not required. Besides, no prior experience or skills are needed. During the workshops, the participants will be offered free coffee. For more information, please visit our website pages in Finnish.

Omakehu workshops – “motto workshops” – are held every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm on Zoom until 26th of May 2021.

Motto workshops practice putting your own thoughts and feelings into words. In the meetings we write mottoes, aphorisms, reflections, self-praises and song lyrics under the guidance of word art instructors Aleksis Salusjärvi and Antti Pelttari and skill coaches. No previous written knowledge or reading is required from participants. An open mind and interest in writing is enough.

Welcome to rhyme yourself towards a better future. These events are only for men!

Omakehu workshops are held on the Zoom program every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

You can join to the workshops by clicking this link.

Please notify Katja Salminen of your participation by e-mail – – before the workshop day.