Error message

  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in user_node_load() (line 3697 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in user_node_load() (line 3697 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in user_node_load() (line 3698 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in user_node_load() (line 3698 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in user_node_load() (line 3699 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in user_node_load() (line 3699 of /home/skary201/public_html/modules/user/user.module).

Lecture on "Active citizenship, participation and responsibility in one's life"

A lecture on"Active citizenship ,participation and responsibility in one's life" organised by Plan International was held at SKA on 8 April. The speaker is a very popular blogger in Finland, Natalia tolmatsova, who is at her 28 age and moved to Finland years ago from Estonia. She said actually the Russian cultural has made part of who she is and experiencing different culture implies her to express herself. She started to write her own blog "white trash disease" already from 22, it's about everything happen in her life. Among those, one blog discussing about why citizen should not vote in the political election has turned the national attention.

The activity is more like a face-to-face communication. Natalia shared her story of writing blogs as a way of self- expressing to a method of making-living. Now she is having a tight schedule for prepare and update her blogs. Photos needs to be shot a week in advance,titles should be ready beforehand so that a fresh blog can meet its followers on time every 9 O'clock in the morning. She said it has become a promise to her loyal fans. when asked how to do with negative comments, Natalia said she would normally keeps all the comments no matter they are positive or negative unless it's creepy.

From her speech, we also learned that in Sweden, when make a commercial advertisement in blogs, it's forbidden for those influential bloggers to promote product without telling the reader at the very first of their articles. Otherwise, they would be fined. The audience was surprised by Nordics‘ worship for honesty and legality.

After the lecture, exquisitely prepared dinner and home-made wine were served to the participants. Noteworthily, we also invited guest performers, Guo Qiang and Baltteri Saarola, from Sibelius Acedemy to play trumpet. They have specificcly prepared a delicate french duet trumpet piece for the audience. Their professional attitude and exquisite performance has drew forth applause from the audience.

Plan International group activity
discussion
guest players