Kompassi is an international meeting point situated in the city center. It is a part Settlement Puijola ry of Kuopio. Kompassi was established in the year 1999 and gets funding from RAY and Kuopio city.
Kompassi organizes multicultural activities all through the year with the help of our visitors and partners. Kompassi promotes building of an equal society and offers activities supporting integration and participation, and advice and guidance in everyday life.
Kompassi’s activities emphasize community, peer-support, utilizing people’s own resources and supporting them in moving forward in life. Finns and immigrants confluence through volunteer work.
Kompassi advocates equality through social advocacy and activities opposing prejudices and inequality.
Kompassi’s target groups are immigrants of Kuopio region and their associations, couples in multicultural relationship and Finnish people interested in multiculturalism. Kompassi’s services are available also for those who are working with other immigrants in the region and authorities.