The message of unity, strong co-existence and support for one another was the theme of the drama performed by the youth of Ivoirian in Gothenburg, at the gathering organized by the Association of Ivoirian in Gothenburg. (Association des Ivoiriens Résidant à Göteborg). A.I.R.G is a non-political and non-profitable association in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Association came together on 8th December 2012 to mark their togetherness as a united group and to share a common identity with one another. As the celebration proceeded, the president of the association Kasongo Tambwe gave a speech about the goals of the association and displayed a short informative film about Ivory Coast history and its economic state.
Among the many goals the association is actively involved with are:
- Bringing together all Ivorian’s living within and outside of Gothenburg.
- Display the Ivorian culture and values.
- Supporting the newly arrived Ivoirians by assisting them in several means in order to simplify the process of integrating into the Swedish sociality.
Furthermore, A.I.R.G future plans for the association are;
To acts as a bridge between Sweden and Ivory Coast, whereby both Sweden and the Ivory Coast will be able to benefit from each other.
Organize seminar or workshop in partnership with the Ivorian embassy whereby entrepreneurs from Ivory Coast will interact with the inquisitive person or companies in Sweden.
Spread information about the business opportunities in Ivory Coast.
Reach out to people in need in Ivory Coast, by gathering clothes, school materials, computers etc. to distribute to those in need.
Skandik Afrik gave out 25 goodie bags to the first 25 people that attended the event, this was done in partnership with Euron Refill ( www.euronrefill.se) and Pinchers Barbershop (www.pinchersbarbershop.com).
See the summary of the day activities in pictures
Mr Kasongo Tambwe (president of A.I.R.G )
Happy Ivorian kids in traditional African clothes
Skandik Afrik representative giving out Goodie bags to those that came early