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IVLP to stage cultural bazaar extravaganza

Dec 18, 2009, 9:28 PM

The Alumni Association of the International Visitors Leadership Programme of The Gambia (IVLP), in partnership with the Embassy of United States of America in Banjul invites the general public to their first Cultural Bazaar Extravaganza, at Sahel Relax Country Club, on Saturday December 26th from 11:00am until 5:00pm.

The IVLP is an International Visitors Programme that invites distinguished community leaders to exchange programmes in the U.S. The invitation to visit the U.S. under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Programme is extended by each U.S. Embassy around the world.

Since its inception almost seven decades ago, there are more than 290 current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, 2,000 cabinet- level ministers, and many, many other distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors. Since 1963 to date the US Embassy has sent over 320 Gambians through this very important programme.

The goal of this event is to bring together IVLP Alumni members, their families and the Gambian public to celebrate the important significance of this unique exchange programme and our diverse cultures. There will be entertainment, food, and various sports tournaments, such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, and Play Station. The entrance fee is D50 and children and IVLP members enter for free.