Aurala is an activity centre and meeting point formed by two non-profit associations for the public good, Aurala Settlement and Aurala Youth. Our activities are politically and religiously independent.
Auralan Setlementti registered association maintains an adult education centre and a daycare centre, organises recreational activities for seniors, and provides education and support to those who have moved to Finland. The Aurala Youth association organises afternoon and summer club activities for schoolchildren and maintains the Girls’ House in Turku. Both organisations conduct various development projects.
Aurala Settlement was founded in 1939, and youth activities were part of its endeavours from the very beginning. In 1972, a separate organisation, the Aurala Club Centre, was founded for youth work. Today the association is called the Aurala Youth association (Auralan Nuoret registered association).
Aurala promotes good and active life at all stages of life, the understanding of diversity and communality. The critical factors in developing our operations are listening to the voices of our customers and co-operation with other actors.
Both associations are members of the Finnish Federation of Settlement Houses.
Read more about the settlement movement and its history: setlementti.fi