Suomalais-afrikkalainen kulttuurikeskus ja taiteilijaresidenssi

Villa Karo

Join us?



To become Villa Karo’s friend?

You are welcome to join Villa Karo’s support members group!  By paying the member’s fee (170 euros per year / former scholarship holders 20 euros per year) you are supporting Villa Karo’s daily operations and also Grand-Popo’s development; and you can be sure that the support will reach its goal.

In return for your fee you will get information of Villa Karo’s activities and Africa, twice a year a member magazine, a possibility to take part on the member trips to Benin and invitations to events in Finland.

Villa Karo’s account:
Villa Karon ystävät ry
Nordea FI20 1019 3000 2095 78

A community or company membership?

Joining fee of associations, companies and schools is 1700 euros and the yearly payment is 450 euros.

Communities and companies can also fund Villa Karo with their own stipend by paying 5000 euros every year for three years. The donor decides how the stipend is used.

Villa Karo assists its community and company members in organizing and planning all kinds of Finnish-African projects, helps organizing trips, and gives a possibility to apply residency in Villa Karo for the staff on member companies and communities.

Assisting the Grand-Popo municipality

If you or your association wants to help Beninese through Villa Karo, contact our office in Helsinki.

With the aid through Villa Karo in Grand-Popo, school roofs are fixed, boats for school transport and stationery bought, girls’ vocational education enhanced, a marching band founded, a playground built, and Beninese artist invited to Finland, etc.

There are unlimited ways of helping.

Practical experience has taught that most of the time it’s best to help by giving money. For example when stationery for schools is bought in Benin, it stimulates the local economy and the donor does not need to pay for the transport.