GRANTS IN ACTION – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!
The New Providence Education Foundation Funding went Global after it approved two Grants to bring back their INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL after a 6 year hiatus and it was a HUGE hit! Over 200 students, teachers, and community members attended this successful event on March 18th thanks to the generous contributions from the NPEF. “We invited the community to celebrate the contributions of all cultures through music, food, and information and we were able to do this thanks to the incredible support of the NPEF”, said Byron Tracey, Department Head of World Languages and Social Studies.
The countries represented through displays or performances were Spain, France, Japan, Italy, Germany, Palestine, England, and China. The students and teachers of each world language were at the booths to explain the culture and offer food from each country. The attendees, many of them students in the district, were able to participate in Salsa dance lessons and traditional German folk dances. There was a performance by the Jose Rodriguez Latin Ensemble and the attendees were able to sample food from many different cultures. The NP Diversity Committee was in attendance and the music department lined up performances, and they had donations for a raffle which were all FREE to the students and community.
“We wanted to thank all of the NPEF members, for your support of the International Festival. We had hundreds of attendees and I think it is fair to say that a great time was had by all. None of that would have been possible without the support of the NPEF. We look forward to making International Festival an annual event!” concluded Tracey.