By Mary Jo Fassié President, RVSCI firstname.lastname@example.org In an effort to reach out to students and teachers in our area, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities launched its first annual Young Artists and Photographers showcases this year. [...]
Roanoke Valley Sister Cities provides connections to four continents and seven different countries through its artistic, educational, medical, municipal, social, humanitarian and business exchanges. Some of our recent exchanges and events include:
- Sending a youth and adult delegations and medical students to Wonju, South Korea
- Hosting a municipal delegation from Lijiang, China
- Sending a Roanoke County artist to Opole, Poland and featuring delicious Polish food at a booth at the Local Colors Festival
- Aiding a widow and orphans school in Kisumu, Kenya
- Visiting with municipal and university officials in Pskov, Russia and hosting a Russian exchange student at Ferrum College
- Renewing our relationship in Florianopolis, Brazil and providing humanitarian aid to a Brazilian orphanage for children with AIDS
- Sending business interns and medical students to St-Lô, France and receiving a St-Lô artist and an intern from a French business school.
- Establishing an internship program here in Roanoke with Roanoke College undergrads.
- Partnering with Local Colors to better reach the multi-cultural community in Roanoke.