Färnebo folkhögskola

About us

Färnebo Folkhögskola focus on peace, environmental and solidarity movement. We are a meeting place for people who want to learn more about global issues, justice and change. We have more than forty years of experience in public education and learning.

Without much money, influential contacts or experience in education, a group of committed young people managed to start a traveling-course where themselves participated in the autumn of 1977. The group took over an old boarding house in Österfärnebo in Sandviken municipality and started a collaboration with Västerberg Folkhögskola and then traveled with old SJ buses to Ghana.

Whit that experience the developed new courses with travels to Africa and Latin America. In 1991 they stated a folkhögskola in coordination with the civil society that worked n in areas as environment and solidarity. The base is still today in Österfärnebo, but since 2013 there is also a school in Gävle.

Today, Färnebo Folkhögskola has courses in everything from as cultivation and feminism and climate justice and how to write novels. As all the folkhögskol's we General course provide high school qualifications. We work with various forms of courses, both distance, weekend courses, full- or half-time courses and boarding courses, meaning when you live and study at the school. 

Our vision is a world where there is peace and where we manage the earth's resources in a responsible way. A world built on justice and solidarity where democratic and human rights are guaranteed to all. A world free from racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression where all people are respected as they are and where difference is not an obstacle to community. 

We work with public education because it creates an understanding of the human situation and opportunities. It provides knowledge, self-awareness and action and contributes to equalizing educational gaps. An important part of the school's pedagogy is that the participants have an active role in the design of the courses.

Färnebo Folkhögskola's courses create meetings that inspire commitment, the search for knowledge and provide insight into our common opportunities to influence the world.


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