She was overwhelmed with the outstanding display of Cameroonian and African paintings after visiting the International Handicraft Centre in Yaounde on January 24, 2018.
The wonderful display of enriching paintings and other works of arts that convey African cultures at the Yaounde International Handicraft Centre has created an awesome impression to the visiting Swiss Federal Delegate for Plurilingualism, Nicoletta Mariolini who is in Cameroon for an official visit till January 26.
She applauded the importance to which the African culture is accorded after visiting the centre on January 24, 2018 under the guidance of the Centre Director, Bala Ngono Marie Berthe. The Swiss August guest visited over 30 shops at the centre which have a display of the different cultures of the ten regions of the country and represented in small artisanal villages.
She appreciated the protective manner of the African culture and the magnificent paintings that portray the dexterity and craftsmanship of different artists. Going by her, the Centre depicts the edifying cultural diversity of the country.
Nicoletta Mariolini visited the Centre immediately after she left the Yaounde Pilot Linguistic Centre which offers extensive courses on languages. She expressed her satisfaction as to the organisation of programmes and personnel at the outfit with regards to the promotion of bilingualism.
Despite some challenges, she noted, both government and citizens need to work and encourage each other for the goal of bilingualism to be effectively attained.