The Embassy of Finland in Thailand and Finnish Women Abroad, FINWA, co-hosted a networking event at the Finland Pavilion of the Bangkok International Book Fair in Queen Sirikit National Convention Center on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
FINWA is a newly established organisation in Bangkok with a goal to promote gender equality, help and encourage women and kids for safer and better life in Thailand and neigboring countries. Areas that the Embassy also hopes to improve, as well as guaranteeing good quality education and equal acess to it for all citizens. These were the main topics at the evenings event.
In her welcoming speech, Katarina Tapio, Deputy Head of the Finnish Embassy, highlighted the role of gender equality, education and fostering good reading skills in the development of Finland to the prosperous country it is today.
Afterwards Kati Häkkinen, founder and charwoman of FINWA, held a speech introducing FINWA and told about interesting plans that newly established FINWA has for the future.
Teacher from KIS Internatinal School, Tuovi Pahkasalo, also highlighted the importance of reading for both adults and kids amidst busy modern lives in her speech.
Source: Embassy of Finland in Thailand