How do you say servo-valve in Swedish? Basel's phrasebook helps refugee engineers
Conductivity, servo-valves and stator cores – even if you are fluent in a language you might not know these words. This was the challenge for Basel Taleb, a refugee and electrical engineer who learnt Swedish in a couple of months – yet couldn’t grasp the technical jargon at his new workplace.
The Finnish Refugee Council has nominated Bahar Mozaffari from Espoo the Refugee Woman of the Year, and Oulu-based Ramin Akhi the Refugee Man of the Year. The nominations were announced today at the Women of the World Festival held in Tampere.