Heed Association Finland, one of the most viable and effective associations founded by people from immigrant background organised an event for the English-speaking community as part of  the OPINTOPOLUT PROJECT  on thursday 11th April, 2019 at Caisa Cultural Center in Helsinki.
Mrs Emma Tamankag, Chairperson of HEED Finland, Vice Chairperson of Moniheli board presenting the project to the participants
The event was aimed at securing a future for children whose parents are from immigrant background by guiding the parents on the right steps to take in other for their children to get the best education in Finland.
The panelists: L-R, Annita Fagerstrom, Paul Tamankag, Oge Eneh, Abdirahim Hussein and Richmond Ghansah
The project was presented by the project coordinator, Mr Eugene Ufoka who holds
a Bachelor of Social Services and works at Moniheli ry while the Chairperson of HEED, Mrs Emma Tamankag presented the implementation of the project for the English-speaking community.
Macuda cultural group photo with Abdirahim Hussein and Madam Oge Eneh
The much-anticipated event brought together parents of young people from different countries namely; Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Guyana, Italy, Nigeria, Zambia, Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Tunisia and five panelists presented their views and experiences on education in Finland.
Participants at the event
Questions from parents, including those watching online were answered by the panelists.The event was streamed live by Nana’s TV and a thrilling cultural display by MACUDA Finland. Diaspora Glitz Magazine (DGM) was present to cover the event and it will feature on the next edition of the magazine.
Project coordinator, Mr Eugene Ufoka with Obiwest Utchaychukwu, publisher of Diaspora Glitz Magazine
At the end of the event, parents expressed satisfaction and the need for similar events in the future.
Chairperson of HEED Finland & Vice Chairperson of Moniheli board, Mrs Emma Tamankag and her husband Mr Paul Tamankag