AWARDS CERTIFICATES DIPLOMAS
In 2003 the local LIONS CLUB of Haukivuori has awarded Marja de Jong for
her initiative to give the former old people's home a new future. For the
society of Haukivuori this place is very important and through the founding
of an art center it will get a new content.
The building was in a very bad condition and the new organization has done
the most essential repairing to save the building for fall into disrepair. The
roof has been totally renewed, which was a huge investment, but important as a
base for further renovation.
It is important to get response by the local society on this innovative
initiative. In co-operation with them the place can develop into a cultural and
art center of local and international importance.