Mr. Toula Hook is a Communication and Culture Officer of Swiss Agency for Development and Coorperation SDC Embaasy of Switzerland, who’s been in charge of supporting Music Festival Project that MES’s organizing.
Since he’s been connecting with other many projects in Luang Prabang this year, he’s to come and visit Luang Prabang more often. Last Friday, it was his first time at MES. It’s very nice meeting him and it’s very a pleasure showing him around the school and introduce him about MES. Also briefly to talk about Music Festival’s work shops and rehearsal and the concert. MES very appreciate the opportunity of Music Festival Project and looking forwards to the successful concert at the end of the workshop.
“The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the government of Switzerland. In collaboration with other federal offices, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of cooperation activities in developing countries, cooperation with Eastern Europe, and the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
The goal of development cooperation is reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy; to contribute to the improvement of production conditions; to help in finding solutions to environmental problems; and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
SDC partners with local and international development organizations to foster good governance and strengthen citizens participation in national decision-making; to improve food security and sustainable use of natural resources; and to strengthen vocational education and create job opportunities. SDC is committed to gender and ethnic equality, climate change resilient interventions, and conflict-sensitive program management.
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