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Our office in Finland

Eva Forssén +358468567416
Antti Komulainen +358404150590

Iltaite 7 B 11

02210 Espoo, Finland

Board

Eva Forssén

Debuty board member
Treasurer of the association
+358 46 856 7416

I retired on January 1, 2022 from my work as a Senior Lecturer at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Espoo, Finland. Prior to this I was a teaching consultant in Information Technology and as consultant for school curriculums for the city of Espoo. I also have several years’ experience in the supplementary training of teachers at Helsinki University. At grass roots level I also worked as a music teacher in secondary schools for over 10 years.

Kirsi Ihalainen

Kirsi Ihalainen

Member of the board

I am a Helsinki-based middle school special class teacher and worked more than 30 years in several implementation models. I have worked with the City of Helsinki special education as a pedagogical developer, assistant principal and as a trustee for special education teachers. I framed and implemented special education development projects in Finland and also in Tanzania, in collaboration with the in-service training of teachers at Makumira University.
Preventing exclusion and removing barriers from the school path for schoolchildren with special needs is my heart matter. Nationally, I have networked with the teachers and other influential agents through OAJ council (
The Trade Union of Education in Finland) and the pedagogical association Finnish Association of Special Education.

Antti Komulainen

Antti Komulainen

Member of the board
Secretary of the board
Project manager

+358 40 415 0590

Born in 1954, retired special needs teacher

During my teaching career I have been active in various organisations relating to pedagogic and special needs education (council member of the Trade Union of Teachers in Espoo and Kauniainen, shop steward of Espoo JUKO, four years as OAJ member, member of the council at the Association of Special Education in Southern Finland).

Development cooperation has been close to my heart for decades; so far my daily profession has limited my activities to my home country. I am now able to become active abroad and intend to carry on for as long as I have the energy to do so.

´Aino Korhonen

Aino Korhonen

Member of the board
Event manager

Developer, coach
My job includes designing, promoting, and enriching learning processes and community work utilizing a variety of e-learning environments, mobile technology, and social media applications. I have more than twenty years of experience in the field of coaching, education and teaching at the University of Helsinki in Palmenia (now HY +) and Heuristica, which specializes in work community skills and is my current job.

The whole span of ideation of development projects and from applying for funding to management, implementation and evaluation is familiar to me. Experience can be found in international projects e.g. from EU countries and of course Tanzania, Arusha, Hear! project.

Leena Riisalo

Leena Riisalo

Member of the board
Accountant of the association
Business analytics professional

Pension days approaching and I am excited to study the gardener. Something you have to do when you retire;) I sing in the choir and I like to go to classical music concerts.

Pirjo Tornberg

Pirjo Tornberg

Chairman of the Board

Teacher, principal

I have worked 7 years as a principal in Koulumestari Primary School in Espoo city. I have a long experience in the field of education. I started as a kindergarten teacher in 1987 and after worked 8 years in early childhood education I graduated as a class teacher in Primary School 1997 and later as a special teacher 2004 from Helsinki University. I have worked as a special teacher both in Primary and Secondary Schools.
Six years ago I got involved in the Arusha Hear! -Project when I took a year off from my job. I worked 3 months as  a volunteer in this Project in Meru Primary School in Arusha, Tansania. After this experience I have wanted to support the education of special children in Arusha.

Kalle Sysikaski

Deputy board member

I have been professionally active in aiding the developing countries through KEPA (the umbrella organisation for Finnish civil society organisations) and the activities of the Finnish Peace Movement and have made numerous contacts in his field throughout the world. I act as a peace and security co-ordinator for the Asia-Europe People’s Forum, concentrating in the region of Asia.

I consider the opportunity to contribute to the Tanzanian education project as a welcome new challenge. In my native Finland, I have been closely involved in child protection, culture, literature, education and with young refugees.

FSE Tanzania

Nossim

Nossim Aloyce

Treasurer of FSE Tanzania

Coordinator
alexnossim(at)gmail.com
+255 755 838 594

Raymond S. Mosha

Dr Raymond S. Mosha

Chairman of the board

I believe passionately that our humanity is expressed best by our reaching out to those in need and those who are marginalized. It is with this spirit that I want to serve in the FSE Tanzania Board of Directors with profound commitment and humility.

I am a Professor of Philosophy and Ethics who has had the opportunity to teach for about 50 years in Tanzania, Kenya, USA and Finland. I continue to teach, research and publish books especially in the areas of Education and Ethics.