IIC Welcomes Guests from the International Visitor Program

Upon request from the San Francisco International Diplomacy Council, the Intercultural Institute of California/Korean Center Inc., welcomed 20 visitors from 15 different countries.

These distinguished visitors are enhancing their professional experience by touring the United States to learn about NGO's (non-governmental organizations) and non-profit organizations, so that they may better serve their communities and organzations back home. The IIC was honored to welcome these guests from so many different countries, and to share with them our history, development, and the various programs that we offer.

Visitors were eager to learn about the Korean community, and asked many about IIC's operations, online education, and ESL (English as a Second Language) programs.

The visitor from Peru asked about how IIC helps non-citizens acculturate into American society. Dr. Chey and Eileen Tompkins responded that IIC coordinates with International, Federal, State and Local groups to help legal immigrants get information and resources.

Another visitor asked if we help illegal immigrants. Dr. Chey answered that the IIC must comply and work with the law, and that legal means are the best way to work with immigrants.

Most visitors worked on behalf of their communities to advance human rights, democracy, employment, and to improve services for citizens. The visitor from Egypt introduced himself as someone who worked to advance human rights for women in his country.

Dr. Chey greets guests from the International Visitor Program

Guests from the International Visitor Program

Below is the full list of invited visitors:
ANGOLA
Ms. Anacleta Maria PEDERNEIRA
Program Officer
World Learning
Luanda

BELARUS
Ms. Sviatlana Yurievna KARALIOVA
Chairwoman
"Zhensky Otvet" ("Women's Response")
Minsk

CAMEROON
Mr. Andrew AKONTE
Executive Director and Founder
Movement for Democracy and Transparency
Yaounde

EGYPT
Mr. Ragab Abdel Kariem ALI
Executive Director
Sohag Communication Development Association for Children
Cairo

GAZA
Mr. Safwat Yousef DIAB
Training Program Coordinator
Women's Empowerment Project
Community Mental Health Program
Gaza

GHANA
Ms. Grace Shomey OMABOE
Executive Director
Peace and Love International Foundation
Legon

ISRAEL
Mr. Itzik ITZHAK
Director
Center for Legal Aide and Advocacy
Ethiopian Community

ISRAEL
Ms. Huda MILAD
Project Coordinator
Jawarish Arab Neighborhood Community Center

KAZAKHSTAN
Mr. Almat KAIBZHANOV
Program Coordinator
NGOs Association
Kostanay Province
Almaty

NIGERIA
Mrs Edisua Merab OKO-OFFOBOCHE
President
Dreamboat Theater Development Foundation
Zaria
NIGERIA
Mr. Uba SANI
Chairman
Movement for Freedom and Justice
Kaduna

NORWAY
Ms. Trine Speismark LINDGREN
Advisor
Legal Advice for Women
Oslo

PERU
Ms. Ana Maria DE LA TORRE UGARTE
Executive Director
Chiclayo Binaitonal Center
Lima

PHILIPPINES
Ms. Nancy Edrinal PARRENO
Researcher and Writer
Women's Legal Bureau
Quezon City

PHILIPPINES
Mr. Adriano TOLETE
Senior Volunteer Service Officer, Philippine National
Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency
Manila

SIERRA LEONE
Ms. Aminata SOWA
Community Development Officer,
National Commission For Social Action (Nacsa)

TANZANIA
Ms. Josephine A. MWANKUSYE
Sociologist
President's Office
Regional Administration and Local Government

YEMEN
Ms. Manal Mohammed ALKENDI
Representative
Human Rights Information and Training Center
Sanaa

ZIMBABWE
Ms. Abigael Taka MGUGU
Coordinator
Women and Land Lobby
Harare

   
   
   

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