International activities at Kempeleen lukio

Kempeleen lukio, the Kempele upper secondary school, founded in 1976, is a UNESCO partner school. One of the principles of our school is to promote responsible internationalism among our students, which is also supported by our motto "Sivistys kasvaa ymmärtämisestä" (Education arises from understanding).

Since 2003, we have been arranging the so-called international weeks with an annually changing topic. Among the themes over recent years are child labour, water, football, money, and different cultures. These topics are approached from a variety of viewpoints, and in this connection, we have also had top experts from different fields visiting our school. In addition to lectures and presentations, workshops are carried out concerning the international themes.

The international weeks take place in October-November, and they are participated and attended by all the students and the entire school staff. Another activity that takes place during the autumn term is fund raising for charitable work. Fundraising is carried out by running a school café and bring-and-buy sale events, and collecting and recycling cans and bottles. The revenue of fundraising is used for a charitable purpose that changes annually, according to the topic of the year.

As a part of its international orientation, Kempeleen lukio is participating in a charitable sponsorship programme. Through this programme, we support the Mafinga orphanage in Tanzania. The teaching staff and the students take turns to support the orphanage. The Mafinga orphanage takes care of orphans, whose family caregivers are involved in the care, at the same time as they learn good child care practices and other related essential skills.

You can contact our school by phone or by e-mail. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will be open to suggestions from another school to join a common project or campaign.

Kempeleen lukio e-mail: lukionkanslia(at)


General information

The theme of current international weeks

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Themes of recent years