A programme that impresses
Michael Asonganyi is very impressed with the programme and with the students; the 32 students’ completely different backgrounds enrich the programme. The other three students are very positive about the idea of a programme on international social work too; the programme becomes so much stronger when the students come from all over the world and when you bring up global perspectives on different social issues, they say.
“I am very happy that I chose Sweden and I really hope that the programme continues,” Johanna Rostek from Germany says.
Johanna would like to continue with her Master's degree, but she would like to discover another country; she is thinking about Asia and, above all, India.
“The idea of international social work is good. We have a different view of social workers than in Sweden, and it is always very rewarding when people from different countries discuss their different views. I think it is an amazing programme,” Jamine Kipruto says. He is from Kenya and now plans to continue his studies in Lund.
“I am not quite sure what I would like to do. I would like to do something for the environment, but I would also like to try other fields of social work,” Delight Yengo says. She is from Kenya too.
“I am stuck here in Gävle,” Michael Asonganyi says and laughs. He would like to give a voice to the oppressed in his films, and says that Gävle has given him the opportunity to meet movie makers who believe in him. But he is also thinking about a Master's degree in social work with children.
“I am now working on my next film which is about physical and psychological scars. It is especially about the scars that refuges carry with them from their journeys, but there is also a general approach; we all have our scars,” Michael Asonganyi says.
Michael has shown his film about Konte at the City Library in Gävle and to the Governor in the county, and he says that he would like to come and show it in schools if they contact him.
Michael Asonganyi would like to give special thanks to the non-profit organisation Kultura and especially to Israel Benavides.
“They believed in me and now we are working on my next film. If you who are reading this would like to participate and help out with the film, you can contact me,” Michael Asonganyi concludes.