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I am Raisa Haikala. I am a passionate and equitable leader, convincing performer and fearless, innovative soul that sparks up people around me. I am easy-going and fun to work with. I will adjust easily to any kind of environment due to my excellent communication and negotiation skills combined with vast international experience.

My Vision / For What I Work for

Work is the best inclusion to the society. I believe that every one of us should get a chance to work for something that matters to us or at least to be able to pay the bills and living with the salary paid for work. Unfortunately for many immigrants in Finland and Sweden, this is not possible at the moment. My guidelines are #liveasyoupreach and #nothingformewithoutme and this applies to diversity in worklife. My goal is to start an organization that employs immigrants and offers multilingual services to other immigrants in the field of employment, integration and language. Will you join me in this adventure and rethink immigrants’ employment and integration services in the Nordics?

Products / What do I do now?

I teach Finnish language for foreigners via Gimara. I do private teaching and intensive courses online and live.
You can hire me to teach your group (recommended group size for maximum learning is up to 12) or to teach you privately. You can buy the service here.
For live courses, please ask more raisa@gimara.fi

Open courses:
LIVE in Lahti B2 and up 20.-22.6. Buy here

I talk about integration, challenges in public procument and integration training and employment. Follow more here. If you need consulting or a key note speaker, please don’t hesitate to contact: raisa@gimara.fi

I facilitate workshops for Finnish as a second language teachers, coaches and anyone working in the field of integration and employment. For further information, please contact me directly and follow Gimara Edu YouTube-channel.

For Finnish as a second language teachers or anyone willing to teach Finnish for foreigners (don’t need to be a teacher), I have a product called Opettajan kauppakassi. You buy one level of language teaching materials and guidance to use them, then you will be ready to go with your group! (Beginner 1 / beginner 2 / intermediate / advanced). Buy here

About Me

I am an active social media user. It became my second life especially when we moved out of Finland 2012. Please follow me in different channels to find out more about me.

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