Ma.sa.me / Me.you.us.

Here are three Estonian words for you: ma — “me”, sa — “you” and me — “us”. You can also see the word “same” in there, referring to the thought that at the fundamental level, we are all the same, regardless of our educational background, religion or skin colour. 

I believe that creating change takes place from inside out  as Gandhi said, the first step is to start from ourselves (ma). The workshops and trainings I give intend to increase our self-awareness and understand who we are, so we could improve our thoughts, actions and words for becoming a kinder, more compassionate person. With self-awareness, we can build stronger relationships with “the other” (sa), resulting more trust, empathy and stronger connections. Slowly but surely, we arrive at more cohesive and connected communities (me) and thus contribute towards creating social sustainability — referring to “all-inclusive and resilient societies where citizens have voice and governments respond” (World Bank, 2020). 

I work with various non-profit organizations and social enterprises that are aligned in the vision and action to create change from inside out, build trust among and between communities, and enhance social sustainability.

My Services

Workshops & Training

I design, organize and carry out workshops and trainings which increase cohesion and enhance connections within a group. They are always tailored to the needs of the participants and the objectives of the event. My previous experience pertains to working mostly with youth and young adults (16-25 years-old), and my preferred activities combine elements of storytelling, community artwork and nonviolent communication.

Events

I am experienced in organizing international as well as local-level events, taking care of the event planning, logistics, communication etc. I am glad to design online, offline or hybrid events.

Consultancy

I support non-profits and social enterprises with various organizational activities, e.g. strategic planning, project design and coordination, basic monitoring and evaluation, grant-writing, English editing and suppport. Contact me for a 1-1 session.

Changemakers Summit by DD Akadeemia in Tartu, Estonia (2019)

Asia Plateau Conference by Initiatives of Change in Panchgani, India (2020)

Basics steps of Nonviolent Communication at LP4Y - Life Project. Collaboration with Culture Monks in Calcutta, India (2020)

Basics steps of Nonviolent Communication at LP4Y - Life Project. Collaboration with Culture Monks in Calcutta, India (2020)

Training in digital skills for refugees in Estonia. Organized by the Estonian Refugee Council in Tallinn, Estonia (2020-2021)

 

These are training events that bring together all of MasterPeace Club leaders from 40+ countries.

Global Bootcamp in Medellin, Colombia (2018) - read more here

 

Global Bootcamp in Monastir, Tunisia (2019) - read more here

Asian Youth Summit by MasterPeace Foundation and Nepal Youth Council in Kathmandu, Nepal (2019) - read more here

 

Turkish Community Lunch by the Estonian Refugee Council in Tallinn, Estonia (2020) - read more here (in Estonian)

CURRENTLY ONGOING

Project “Listen.me. My story, yours, ours. ” is a series of one-day events in six Estonian cities, which aims to bring together people from different languages, cultures and educational backgrounds to find common ground through the sharing of personal experiences and stories. Through creating art together, we will also reflect on the sustainable and inclusive development of the community.

More information - here (in Estonian)

CURRENTLY ONGOING

For this project, we will make 8 short documentaries about refugees and people with a migrant background in Estonia, who will talk about their personal experiences. The films have been made for and by young people and will be screened in at least 20 schools across

Estonia. Each film evening is accompanied by discussions on migration with students, film characters and, where possible, experts in the field.

In July 2021, we will organize a local film festival in Tallinn, during which we will also show documentaries on migration by other authors.

More information - here (in Estonian)

World Peace Initiative Foundation and MasterPeace Foundation organized an online campaign with a series of online activities to provide a stress-free summer in July 2020. At that point, the whole world had been struggling through the devastations caused by the global pandemic COVID19 for six months, and people from all walks of life were experiencing its mental, physical, social, and economic consequences. The two Foundations brought together trainers with various expertise, who shared their knowledge and tools to help create peace of mind and stay positive.

Read more here.

CURRENTLY ONGOING

Youth for Sustainability Dialogues (Y4SD) offers the youth a platform to exchange their thoughts, best practices and examine challenges in their local environment with the Sustainable Development Goals 'SDGs' as a common thread and bring about a change. Experts from different domains are also engaged in dialogue with the youth to guide them on their projects.

Read more here.

CURRENTLY ONGOING

Peace Action Community Estonia (PACE) is a youth-led civil society organisation promoting human rights and building peace. It is based in Estonia but works globally.

Read more here.

Assignments: designing concepts and writing grant proposals, providing diverse trainings, managing projects, recruiting and coordinating volunteers.

CURRENTLY ONGOING

Unmukt Foundation aims to create a space where kids choose, co-create, co-exist and co-excel; where individuals unshackle their inner artist; where communities learn to care for the environment.

Read more here.

Assignments: storytelling, website design, concept development, fundraising.

CURRENTLY ONGOING

Together with the refugee community in Estonia, we created a new catering and restaurant business through which introduce Middle Eastern culture and share personal stories of migrants.

Assignments: preparation of business and marketing plan, communication and design, and overall business administration.