Mrs Bella Elisen has been appointed as the new Acting Coordinator of EPIA/EIM Edo Indigenous Movement Worldwide in the Netherlands.
The appointment was announced by the Edo Indigenous Leader and President of EPIA/EIM, Chief Dr. Bishop Omogiade Enoyiogiere Edokpolo.
In her acceptance speech, Mrs Elisen said; “I would like to introduce myself so that you know a little bit more about my reasons and motivations why I would like to fulfill this role in the best way possible.
“I arrived in the Netherlands in 1996. I started my professional career as an apprentice in a hair salon in Amsterdam.
After I finished my apprenticeship, I started my own business as an Independent Hairdresser.
“The business was successful for 20yrs. During my business, I learned a lot from my wonderful clients, black women from all over the word with different backgrounds dealing with Dutch society in their own unique way.
“Those moving stories, sad, happy, and hopeful at the same time convinced me that it is important for people to support each other in those difficult times.
“In the Edo society in the Netherlands, I fulfilled the role of Chairlady of “Seven Sisters Club of the Netherlands” and “Welfare Officer of Edo Union Netherlands”.
“It convinced me that this combination of experiences would be very useful for our wonderful “”Edo Progressive Indigenous Association”.
“When the role of “Netherlands Acting Coordinator” became available I was very happy to hear that they were offering me this role.
“I gladly and humbly accept this role. I promise to commit myself fully with all my energy. I hope to serve you well.
Mrs. Bella Elisen.
(Netherlands Acting Coordinator.)”