BABYSITTER, Finland – “I feel it,” Todoriki Babysitter is saying to her boyfriend after a short break.
“It’s like I am going back to my childhood.”
Her boyfriend, who works in a construction site, and his colleagues have come to Todoroka to celebrate her birthdays.
She is 14, he 20.
Todoroki is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Finland, where about 10% of the population is of Muslim and Christian background.
It is also one of Finland’s most economically and culturally diverse, with many Muslims and Christians from the neighbouring Russian republics living there.
Todoriki’s birthdays have become the main event in Todorika’s celebrations.
This year, she is celebrating her second birthday and first since being married in 2010.
Her parents are proud of her accomplishments.
The couple had their first child in 2008.
Their second, a daughter, was born in 2012.
They have three sons and three daughters.
My family is very proud of my birthdays, says Todoriji.
We are very happy, she says.
Every day we celebrate.
I can’t believe I’m 14 years old.
When I go to my own birthday, I feel very happy.
But I also feel it.
In the beginning, she said, the celebration was very simple.
Just to have a birthday, you have to go to your parents’ home and have a party.
At her mother’s home, she could also go to the church and celebrate.
But in recent years, Todoranias birthday has become more formal and she has also become more involved in her community.
As she puts it, “It’s now an everyday event, like I get to do it all the time”.
Her parents also celebrate her birthday every year.
“I have been going to the mosque, and there are more people celebrating my birthday every day.
People are more respectful to me.”
Todorani says the people of Todorike have become more understanding of her and have even accepted her as their daughter.
While many other children in the community do not have their parents as parents, they still come to school and school events, like Todorikis birthday, to show respect.
Most of her friends and relatives have their own families, so she is lucky to be able to celebrate them at her own birthday.
And she has to say that it is a difficult and stressful time for her family.
Sometimes she says she misses her parents.
There are times when she misses them, too, she told the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation (RTL).
But she also knows it’s a good thing.
“It makes me happy that I can share it with the world.”
Tohtiari Babysitting Service A local NGO in Tohtiarevac, a village in the centre of Tohtikomis town, is providing the services for Todorimias birthday.
Tohtilias community, which is around 4,000 people, is made up of around 300 families.
All are mostly members of the Todorori religious community.
It was founded in 2009, by two Muslim men, who are not related to Tohtalari Babesitter.
Since then, it has become one of Tostanias largest organisations.
The group provides care for infants, toddlers, children, pregnant women and people with disabilities.
Some of its services include vaccinations, dental check-ups and hygiene.
Its activities have grown since it began operating in 2010, and it has more than 100 members across Todorikkas townships.