What a week! Our friends from Segou came on a visit with many purposes and one purpose. The one was simply to further and deepen the new Sister City relationship between Richmond and Segou. The many include a technical visit to make progress on the water/health/sanitation AUPAP grant from Sister Cities International; visit and observe the processes of our city government; attend and enjoy the Richmond Folk Festival; and explore our schools and cultural opportunities for mutual enrichment via collaborations and people-to-people dialogue.
SUCCESS! and Work to Do!
photos and more information soon...
07 October 2010
We had a great party! Photos available at http://vafriendsofmali.fotki.com - Careful, there are 301 of them!!
We offer heartfelt thanks to Ambassador Mamadou et Madame Saranfing TRAORE for making the journey that evening especially to join us.
- SIMAGA Ousmane K., Mayor of Segou
- SISSOKO Madani, City councilman, President of Sister City Commission
- DIAO Mme. Kadiatou Tall, City councilwoman, Member of Commission for Partnerships, Artisans and Culture
- KEITA, Namory, City councilman, Coordinator of Development Projects in Segou
- SIMAGA Nouhoun, Hotelier, Business Executive, Bamako
- DIARRA Denis Calvin, Director of Traditional Arts for the Festival sur le Niger
- DAFFE Mlle. Aissata, Board of Directors, Festival sur le Niger
- TOURE Kalifa, Member of Virginia Friends of Mali, Bamako
Oct 6 Reception during Richmond Sister City Commission's monthly meeting
Oct 7 Meetings with city departments of health, sanitation, public utilities and transportation
Oct 8 Presentations with students of Maggie Walker High School for International Studies
Oct 8-10 Richmond Folk Festival
Oct 11 School visits: Southside Child Development Center and others