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.
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 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.
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.
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.
At the end of the event, parents expressed satisfaction and the need for similar events in the future.