Ms. Vlasta Nussdorfer, the Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia, officially opened this year’s bazaar. The SILA-IWCL Charity Bazaar is well known among Slovenian society and is established as one of the biggest annual charity events in the country. More than a thousand visitors recognise the charity every year and, through the purchase of unique ethnological products from different countries of all continents, support the efforts to help those who need it most.
The cultural programme took place on the stage of the Grand Hall in Grand Hotel Union, which presented the sounds of France (Oryon group), Argentina (Laqueme group), Portugal (Mascara group), Russia (Talisman group) and dances from Ukraine (Zorecvit group), the Orient (Alja Shaar), Spain (Luna Gitana), Ireland (Irish Dance School), and others.
Organisation of the 24th SILA-IWCL Charity Bazaar would not be possible without the support of its charitable partners: Union Hotels, Futura, AGS, Europlakat, TS Media, Tam-Tam, Snaga, CEEREF, Sintal, and NIS. For all their assistance and donations, the organisers also thank all the donors to the event and the representatives of the embassies in Slovenia that participated in the preparation and its implementation.