7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Powerful woman

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Powerful woman

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkoski – Finland – Lifestyle – Former Miss Finland 1996, former Miss Scandinavia 1997, 2nd runner-up Miss Universe 1996 Lola Remilekun Odusoga Wallinkoski was born in Turku, Finland and is a Finnish model and Miss Finland 1996. In 1997, she won the crown of Miss Scandinavia. On 17 June 1996 at the Miss Universe …

Saido Mohamed – Powerful woman

Saido Mohamed – Powerful woman

Saido Mohamed – Finland – Social Activism – Refugee Woman of the Year, Deputy Chairwoman of the Finnish Somalia Network Source: Helsinki Times Somali-born special nurse Saido Mohamed has volunteered with bodies such as the Finnish Somali Association and carried out preliminary outreach work for the youth organization Kanava Nuorisory, in which adult Somalis are …

Get one-on-one help learning French or Spanish: Conquering Babel

Get one-on-one help learning French or Spanish: Conquering Babel

The Kindle (you can read a Kindle book from almost any electronic device – including a PC. See amazon.com/kindleapps for more details) version of Conquering Babel has now been updated to include a code which entitles the owner to 10% off French and Spanish lessons, face to face in Brussels or by Skype anywhere else. …

Saido Mohamed is the Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011 in Finland

Saido Mohamed is the Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011 in Finland

Source: Helsinki Times THE FINNISH Refugee Council has nominated Somali-born special nurse Saido Mohamed as Refugee Woman of the Year for 2011. This year the prize was awarded to a female refugee who has performed outstanding voluntary work. Saido Mohamed, 36, has volunteered with bodies such as the Finnish Somali Association and carried out preliminary …

From the African Women in Cinema Blog – An interview with Wanjiku wa Ngugi, creator of the Helsinki African Film Festival

From the African Women in Cinema Blog – An interview with Wanjiku wa Ngugi, creator of the Helsinki African Film Festival

Wanjiku wa Ngugi, founder and director of the Helsinki African Film Festival which runs from 12-15 May 2011, talks about representations of Africa in Finland, this year’s festival theme “Women’s Voices and Visions”, and future goals for the festival to play a larger cultural role in Finland. Wanjiku, please talk a bit about yourself and …

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkiski – former Miss Finland and former Miss Scandinavia

Lola Odusoga-Wallinkiski – former Miss Finland and former Miss Scandinavia

Source: Wikipedia Iyabode Ololade (Lola) Remilekun Wallinkoski is a Finnish model and Miss Finland 1996. In 1997, she won the crown of Miss Scandinavia. On 17 June 1996 at the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas, she was second-runner up. Her mother is Finnish and her father is Nigerian.

Power woman – Zahra Abdulla – Politician in Finland

Power woman – Zahra Abdulla – Politician in Finland

Zahra Abdulla – Politician Finland Zahra Abdulla is a member of the Helsinki City Council and a member of the Green Party. She is an active member in many associations and official committees on racism, immigrant and multi-cultural issues, health, and equality. Read more about Zahra: http://www.zahraabdulla.info/Page7.html. She was included in the Black Women in …

Wisam Elfadl, Youth Worker in Finland

Wisam Elfadl, Youth Worker in Finland

Wisam Elfadl is a youth worker, who has been active in organisations such as the Finnish Refugee Council and The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation. She has been working with diversity issues, for example together with children and young people with refugee and immigrant background, as a Cultural Interpreter, a Campaign Officer and as an …

Zahra Ali Abdulla, Somalian-born Helsinki City Council Member, Midwife and Nurse

Zahra Ali Abdulla, Somalian-born Helsinki City Council Member, Midwife and Nurse

Zahra Ali Abdulla’s was elected to a 4th term as a member of Helsinki City Council. Here is her brief bio taken from her official website: -Born in Somalia, lived years in Egypt and Kenya in her youth, studied medicine the Soviet Union but had to discard goal to complete the studies of gyneacology when …