Over the past 2 years, Älmhult municipality in southern Sweden has received almost 300 "unaccompanied refugee children".
A large part of these "children" ended up at Haganäs School – the same school where the municipality now introduces a training course on how to pick up girls.
The training's part of several activities that maybe tried out during a "feel good" day.
The municipality writes the following on its Facebook page:
"It's easier to cope with your schooling if you feel good and by giving the students the opportunity to try out various health-promoting activities we hope to give them inspiration on how they can improve their health."
The reactions to the municipality’s new venture have been mostly negative.
One person writes: "What a decadent example for other countries".
Another points out that "It would be great if the indigenous population felt good too".
Others laugh at the initiative and call it "The tie-dye witches’ paradise".
Yet another says: "You arrange pick up courses with Swedish children and adult beard children from MENA countries. Eww and yikes, I just want to throw up".
Independent journalist and sex and relationship expert Katerina Janouch writes on Twitter: "Given the insecurity of girls and women nationally plus increased sexual violence, Älmhult should invest in education on respect and that a no is a no – not pick up techniques. So many fools in Swedish municipalities."
At the same time, the Swedish Municipality and County Council (SKL) announces that the remuneration to the municipalities for taking care of "unaccompanied" isn't sufficient.
SKL has realised that the costs of "unaccompanied children’s" subsistence and contributions don't coincide with the state compensation.
According to SKL, the municipalities must finance about SEK 1 billion (€100 million) a year themselves. And therefore, it's urged that the flat-rate compensation be increased.