From 2006 to 2016 I was helping youth in difficulties, mainly youth that had dropped out of schools, didn’t had work and suffered from drug addiction. Through our church we have been helping them by having an open meeting place where we serve food, listen to them, encourage them and offer free spare time activities and holiday trips. We also offer training for work and a place in a shared flat where NTNU students from our church live together with the youths and support them. From 2013 to 2016, I was responsible for one shared flat with six bedrooms (picture). The municipality consider these flats as the best rehabilitation option for youth that come back from detoxification or prison.
Norwegian newspaper articles about my social engagement