Voice of East Helsinki echoes the cause of the weak
Decision-makers don't do enough for equality. AN ICON of contact work. A carer who gives others the strength to go on. A guardian angel who encourages people to enjoy every second of life. That is how Suvi Nyström, the headmaster of Children's Cultural Centre Musikantit, describes Eeva-Liisa Broman, who retired from her position at the Social Services Department of Helsinki at the end of August.
With over two decades of experience in social and contact work, Broman has witnessed the upturns and downturns, as well as the influx of people that has made East Helsinki the home of nearly 160,000 people – more than a quarter of the population of the entire city.