The campaign for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Foreigners JMK

The project of the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno „Strategy for the integration of Foreigners in the City of Brno II“ aims not only to better integrate foreigners living in the South Moravian Region, but also to inform the majority of the City of Brno about mutual benefits of integration.

The campaign “CAME HERE” aims to show the stories of foreigners that they live among us, that they work here, and maybe every one of us meets them every day. The campaign covers a range of activities that take place during the September and October. Everyone can look forward to several workshops, seminars, events or exhibitions where representatives of the majority and foreigners can meet. Some of these activities are covered by the project. There is a list of activities in the right banner with a link for more information.

The main event of the marketing campaign is the Garden party in Löw Beer Villa, which takes place on September 27 from 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in one of the most beautiful gardens in Brno. Visitors can look forward to dance workshops, circus activities for kids and adults, seminar with non-traditional fruit tasting, culinary workshop, exhibition of photos etc. Free entry.

The campaign intends to inform about ten-years operation of the Centre for Foreigners of the South Moravian Region (JMK) which offers social, legal or career counselling or Czech language courses and many other activities not only for foreigners but also for experts, NGO´s, employers etc. Through the activities we try to minimize problems that may arise due to language or cultural barriers.

The campaign CAME HERE and the activities are covered by the project “Strategy of the Integration of Foreigners in the City of Brno II”, financed from the state budget of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic for expenditures realized within the projects of municipalities to support the integration of foreigners at the local level in 2019.

 

CAMPAIGN FACES

 

Came here to study and found a home.

Samuel Okubote, 39, network engineer, Nigeria

Samuel came to Brno from Nigeria in 2002 to study medicine. He later met his wife Ola at the university. They both fell in love with a friendly atmosphere of Brno. They live together with two small kids. Samuel works as a network engineer.

Came here to care for your eyes.

MUDr. Ola Okubote, 39, ophthalmologist, Nigeria

Ola came to Brno from Nigeria to study medicine. She later met her husband Samuel at the university. They both fell in love with a friendly atmosphere of Brno. They live together with two small kids. Ola works as an ophthalmologist.

Came here to take care of your health.

MD. Stuart Andrew Hopkinson, 31, internist doctor, UK

Stuart is a doctor, originally from the UK. He came to Brno to study medicine, where he met his future wife. Later he worked for two years abroad but returned to the South Moravian Region. Today he has a family and works at the hospital in Blansko.

Came here to work and live.

Thanh Hoa Tran, 35, masseuse, Vietnam

Eva Tran has lived in Brno since 2001, and the longer she is here, the more she wants to spend the rest of her life here. She came to the family, but she already has a lot of good friends here. She loves Brno, it´s big enough and has everything that she needs. She also loves her job as a masseuse.

Came here to work and live.

Shaima al Rabadi, 33, unemployed, Jordan

Shaima came to Brno in 2016 with her husband, who started to work here. They are happy to come to Brno. The culture is very close to them and the standard of living is high. Shaima is currently learning Czech to work as a nurse.