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LSA hosted Kids Easter Fun Day Event and met with Liberia Land Authority Delegation to Sweden

Updated: Feb 23

Pictures: LSA encountered with LLA in the Daily Observer and Kids Easter event.

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Liberian Swedish Association, LSA, organized an enchanting "Easter Fun Day for Kids" event in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, welcoming children from diverse backgrounds to partake in the joyous festivities.

The day's activities were designed to ignite the spirits of the young participants, featuring egg hunting, lively face-painting sessions, and an array of delightful games tailored for kids. Adding to the magic of the occasion, Mr. Easter Bunny himself made a special appearance, spreading boundless smiles and laughter among the children.

The event was made possible with the dedicated support of both parents and officials from LSA's former and current administrations, who generously volunteered their time to ensure the children had a memorable experience. From supervising the activities to providing catering and cleaning services, their collective efforts contributed to the success of the event.

Coinciding with the Easter festivities, a delegation from the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) visited Sweden, and their schedule aligned with the LSA event. During their visit, they seized the opportunity to engage with the Liberian community in Sweden. LSA President, David Ford, warmly welcomed the delegation and provided insights into the mission and activities of LSA. In response, LLA Commissioner Ellen Pratt commended the organizers of the event and encouraged Liberians in Sweden to uphold peace and abide by the law.

Following the Easter event, on April 22, 2019, two prominent Liberian daily news outlets, the Observer and the Inquirer, published reports highlighting the encounter between the Liberia Land Authority delegation and members of the LSA community in Sweden.

The Liberia Daily Observer reported:

"In a series of engagements during their visit to Sweden, the Liberia Land Authority delegation has been in discussions with officials at Lantmäteriet and touring their facilities in Gävle and Norrtälji. Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registration Authority, welcomed the delegation as part of a knowledge-exchange tour under the inception phase of the Capacity Building Project for inclusive Land Administration and Management in Liberia, set to commence implementation in July this year.

In addition to their official engagements, the delegation paid a courtesy call on members of the Liberian Swedish Association, LSA in Stockholm. LSA, dedicated to fostering peace, social integration, and communal networking among Liberians and their descendants in Sweden, organized a well-attended Easter recreational program for Liberian children and other African nationals residing in Sweden.

During the event, Ellen Pratt, Land Use and Management Commissioner at the Liberia Land Authority, commended the organizers and encouraged them to maintain peace and adherence to the law. She also shared insights into the land reform initiatives in Liberia and plans to implement the Land Rights Act of 2018, empowering communities with full rights over their lands.

Mr. David Ford, President of the Liberian Association in Sweden, expressed LSA's commitment to preserving Liberian culture and supporting community members, including plans for a humanitarian initiative to aid underprivileged children in Liberia.

The delegation, comprising fifteen members from the Liberia Land Authority and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, visited Sweden at the invitation of Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registration Authority."

Reports by Arthur R. Tucker captured the essence of the delegation's visit and the vibrant engagement with the Liberian community in Sweden.

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