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Avon Global Center Hosts US State Department Visitors from West Africa

On June 3, 2014 the Avon Global Center hosted visitors from the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program.  The women, who are leaders in their home countries, were traveling throughout the U.S. in order to investigate cooperative efforts aimed to improve community welfare and the value of grassroots efforts in addressing social issues. The women were traveling from Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea-Bissau, and Cape Verde and included:

Ms. Josefa A. R. R. D. dos Santos Ferreira
Executive Secretary, Executive Project of Taxation Reform, Ministry of Finance, Angola

Ms. Sonia Maria Serafim Ferreira
General Director, Okutiuka Center for Children, Angola

Ms. Yolanda Marcia da Maia Manuel
Press Assistant, Ministry of Finance, Angola

Ms. Tereza de Jesus Barbosa Amado
Corporate Lawyer, Cape Verde

Ms. Talina Benloliel Pereira Silva
President, Institute of Gender Equality and Equity, Cape Verde

Ms. Aida Aminata Fadia
Head, Department of Gender, Protection of Vulnerable People and Human Rights, Guinea-Bissau

Ms. Elsa Martins de Jesus Costa
Manager, Home for the Elderly, Dona Simoa Godinho, Sao Tome and Principe

Ms. Leonisia Fernades Furtado
Children's Educator, Sao Tome and Principe