Instructions for people helping individuals fleeing from Ukraine

After Russia’s attack Ukrainian citizens have sought international protection in Finland.

The Finnish Immigration Service has put together instructions on its website for people fleeing from Ukraine and for people helping them.

Nihtisillan vastaanottokeskus / NIHTISILTA RECEPTION CENTER/ UEHTP nPMEMA ”HMXTMCMJ1TA” (pdf)

Contact information in Kauniainen regarding Ukraine

Project manager for Ukraine issues
– Viktoriya Kovalenko, phone 040 512 4740 (at 10-12, other times sms or email)
viktoriya.kovalenko@kauniainen.fi Languages: english, russian, ukrainian and a bit finnish.

Daycare and pre-school
– Annika Hiitola, head of early childhood education, p. 09 5056 820

Schools and education
– Maria Ekman-Ekebom, head of education, p. 050 308 6262

Leisure and hobbies
– Taru Ikäheimonen, coordinator, p. 050 566 8800

Social services
– Didrik Backlund, social worker, p. 050 569 2604

Health services and vaccinations
– Iida Korhonen, nurse, p. 09 8789 1357

Email address: forname.surname@kauniainen.fi

Sports and leisure clubs

– GrIFK football, Johanna.tiinus@grifkfotboll.fi, p. 044 554 6654
– GrIFK handball, grifkhandboll.kansli@gmail.com
– GrIFK floorball, toimisto@grifksalibandy.fi, p. 044 243 1905
– GrIFK icehockey, samuli.agarth@grifk.fi, p. 050 532 4098
– Ballet school, Heli Aalto, heli@balettikoulu.com, p. 040 094 9337
– GGF (Grankulla gymnasics), verksamhet@ggf.fi
– Kauniaisten taitoluisteluklubi (iceskating), tiedotus.kata@gmail.com (also in russian)

Kauniainen swimming hall

The swimming hall is open to Ukranians fleeing from the war free of charge. The swimming halls address is Asematie 26. Talk to the cashier and you will be let in.

The Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federations Welcome to the swimming hall guide (pdf) is available also in Ukranian.

Suomen raamattuopisto
– Annika Haukkasalo client servant, annika.haukkasalo@sro.fi, p. 09 5123 9126
– Anneli Saikkonen, host, anneli.saikkonen@sro.fi, p. 050 302 4216

Työväen Akatemia
– contact to be added

Volunteer work, Grani Lähiapu
– Aila Thurin, manager, p. 040 023 7741