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Sierra Leone News : RIPSTA Culture Engages ODA on the Multicultural Faces Festival
By A Correspondent
Jun 1, 2017, 17:04

The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) has on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 received in audience RIPSTA Culture Global Education Development Organization.

 

The purpose of their visit was to discuss the issue regarding the forth coming Multicultural Faces Festival in Finland.

 

Ripsta Culture Global Education Development Organization (GEDO) is a Finnish non-profit organization with branches in Sierra Leone and Kenya promoting education, Peace building, cultural exchange and empowerment especially among women and children. The Sierra Leone branch is headed by Cyril F. King.

 

Total RIPSTA Culture GEDO Musical group and the Director of ODA posed for the camera

 

According to Obi phrase, CEO of Ripsta Culture GEDO International, the Finish Government through their organization has extended an invitation to the Government of Sierra Leone to participate in their forth coming Multicultural Faces Festival which coincides with Finland Independence Anniversary celebration in August this year. He noted that in order toensure Sierra Leone participate fully in these events, they have engaged several other Government Institutions including the National Tourist Board, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Parliamentary Committee on Tourism & Cultural Affairs. “This trip will help rebrand Sierra Leone’s image and we will use the opportunity also to further strengthen our country’s bilateral relationship with Finland’’ said Obi-phrase.

 

The Director, Office of Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Kallay Musa Conteh pledged his institution’s commitments to collaborate with RIPSTA Culture on this programme.



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