The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Faces from WOMF 2011: Volunteers

Profile by
Enas Elhanafi, CEA Chair



At the WOMF Festival, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of volunteers. I was so delighted to have the chance to talk with them about their volunteer experience at the festival

       Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA)


Hien Tran
Originally from Vietnam, moved to Montgomery County 5 years ago. Hold MBA from Italy.  Works at Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA), a non-profit that supports Vietnamese community.
At the festival , Hein demonstrated to visitors how to make paper lanterns.

Montgomery County Volunteer Center

Volunteers at the Community Service Projects Tent:
Kristine Belotindos, Levertt Tsang, Nivea Voltran and Priscylla Lor.


       And more.....

 Montgomery College Students

Xiaoping Wang  (Left)Originally from ChinaShe is majoring in Life Science at Montgomery College. About Xiaoping's  volunteer experience at the WOMF festival, she said: "I was so happy to be a volunteer at the festival. I enjoy the activity very much". 
Jing Gao (Right)Originally from China.  She has been studying at Montgomery College for two years.She is majoring in Communications.

About Jing's volunteer experience at the WOMF festival, she said:
Volunteering at Montgomery County Festival is good chance for me to contribute to this society, and it also provides me a wonderful chance to experience the profound culture of Montgomery County”.

Gilchrist Center For Cultral Diversity

Marwa Suliman From Sudan. Her first Language is Arabic.  She volunteers at the Gilchrest Center.

Yui Itokawa  
From Japan. Teaching is her profession in Japan and her favorite hobby is hand crafting.

From Benin.Education background: Economics and Chinese. Experiences: Chinese/French interpreter and Chinese teacher.


At the festival, Marwa, Ismail and Yui volunteered on the  “ Write Your Name in Another Language” table.


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