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Tonga Basket Projekt: abc wins Integration Prize of Linz City Council
Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00

On the 13th October, the "friends-ball" took place for the second time on a marvellous nostalgia ship called "Schönbrunn" on the Danube river in Linz. This event was created last year by youth clubs to celebrate cultural diversity and tolerance towards immigrants in town. In this context, our training firm at Auhof Business School, called ABC Auhof Basket Company, was awarded one of the "Integration Prizes" sponsored by the Linz City Council.

The twenty students committed to this firm are planning to invest the ATS 15.000  prize they got in buying and selling of the so-called Tonga baskets. These will be imported from the Binga Craft Centre in Zimbabwe where Tonga women design and produce them out of leaves of the Ilala-palm which are coloured with the bark of the Berchemia tree. The main aim and activity of ABC is to introduce and promote African arts and handicraft in Austria.