Suomalais-afrikkalainen kulttuurikeskus ja taiteilijaresidenssi

Villa Karo

Contacts

Executive director
Linnea Olamo, linnea.olamo[a]villakaro.org

Organization and communication coordinator, chief editor of Akpé
Julia Autio, 050-3266495, toimisto[a]villakaro.org

Chair of the board
Juha Vakkuri, juha.vakkuri[a]gmail.com

Director of the cultural centre and the residency
Kwassi Akpladokou, +22994203120, villakarobenin[a]gmail.com

Finnish trainee
+22994203107, karobenin[a]gmail.com

Organisation

The organisation of the Villa Karo consists of the executive director and the board of the association Villa Karo’s Friends in Finland; and the director of the cultural centre, the management and the staff in Benin.

Villa Karo’s Friends, members of the board
Juha Vakkuri (chair)
Maria Björnberg-Enckell (vice-chair)
Riku Aakala
Harry Helenius
Matti-Juhani Karila
Jouko Koskinen
Kirsti Lintonen
Katariina Timonen

Staff in Finland
Linnea Olamo, executive director
Julia Autio, organization and communication coordinator

Additionally, Riikka Olin, bookkeeper

Staff in Benin
Kwassi Akpladokou, director
Alphonse Bodjrenou, head of transport and logistics
Richard Tandjoma, bookkeeper
Georgette Singbe, museum and scholarship holder responsible
Yvette Odjo, cook
Agathe Béni, housekeeper
Papa Adanou, gardener
Edoh Amoussou, gardener
Joachim Codjo, serviceman
Thibaut Bossa, serviceman
Boubé Amadou, guard
Abdoullaye Bourahima, guard

Additionally, two Finnish trainees each year

Addresses

The office: Villa Karo’s Friends
Annankatu 31-33 E 67, 00100 Helsinki
Tel: 09-2783 898
E-mail: toimisto[a]villakaro.org
Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

Finnish-African cultural centre and residency Villa Karo
Centre culturel Finno-Africain Villa Karo
BP 61
Grand-Popo
République du Bénin
Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 12pm.