Mentor Sverige and the 100 Point Challenge
It’s no secret that integration can be hard here in Sweden - it’s a country where you can expect some of the highest level of human development in Europe, but be least likely to make any friends. This is especially the case for recent migrants or their children, and there are a lot of fantastic organisations working hard to make Sweden a more inclusive society.
Mentor is one such organisation with centres in Stockholm, Malmö and Göteborg. Mentor provide a mentor-mentee program for youth between 13 and 17 years old from all different backgrounds, including Swedish and first or second generation migrants. The organisation helps to provide both individual and job-related mentorship, and also provides support to young or new parents.
We first heard about Mentor through one of our former staff members, Hanna, who volunteered as a mentor whilst she was completing her law degree, and continues to do so now as a graduate lawyer. Hanna and her mentee came to play 100 Point Challenge as a fun way for her to practice her Swedish, and to get to know a bit more about Stockholm.
We thought this was a great idea, and realised that the 100 Point Challenge could be a fantastic tool for those wanting to get better acquainted with Stockholm, their new language, or simply as an opportunity for Swedish youths to interact with each other, their mentors, and the city in a relaxed and fun way.
On May 3rd we ran our first ever group challenge for Mentor Sverige. We must admit, the weather gods were not smiling down upon us, in what was one of Stockholm’s most miserable days so far this spring... But cold and rain did not deter the most committed youths and their mentors, as 26 people arrived to find out what the 100 Point Challenge was all about.
Five teams of four people and one team of six played Astrid’s Adventure, the easiest of our three Stockholm challenges, with team Oreo’s winning the day with 94 points. The final scores were:
- Oreos: 94
Stockholm Rats: 93
The Fast and the Furious: 88
Easter Eggs: 80
But regardless of the results, all the teams went home with knew knowledge of Stockholm, and some fun Polaroid pictures from around the city!
We are really happy to be working with Mentor Sverige and will continue to support the organisation by running challenges for them on an ongoing basis. Our thanks to Fujifilm Nordic for their support of the challenge, and to the participants from Mentor who played with great spirit.
You can read more about Mentor and their good work (in Swedish) here.
And if you would like to organise an event for your organisation in Stockholm, please contact us through the Stockholm group booking page.