Annual Kurdish Youth Festival in Florida, America
A Kurdish Youth Festival was held in Florida a few days ago. Groups of people from Kurdistan, Europe and other Western countries assembled at the event to celebrate and to highlight the situation facing Syria’s Kurds. The festival lasted for three days, and a wide range of people participated in the fun activities and dancing.
The festival embraced a host of fun activities ranging from a short film competition to a Kurdish-based trivia game that highlighted the rich culture and traditions of the Kurdish people. However, the Festival did not only spotlight the importance of Kurdish culture, it also gave many bright scholarship students a chance to hold their own small sphere of influence.
A Kurdish government representative introduced a few high-achieving students with a view to helping them achieve their educational goals and ambitions. In addition, Dr Athanasios Moulakis, the former head of the American University of Sulaimani, made an appearance on the second day, devoting much of his day to participating in a discussion panel on the importance of education.
Of course, several other inspiring and educational speeches were made over the three-day Festival, and notable speakers included Karwan Ros- tem, who talked about his career with NASA, the journalist Jiyar Gol, and Dr Mehmet Gurses of Florida Atlantic University addressing «What>s really happening in Kurdistan?».
The three days of events also included an art auction, musical performances, and many other fun and educational activities. Florida’s Kurdish Youth Festival was one of the most educationally stimulating and interesting youth festivals of the last twelve months, and the contributions made by all the parties mentioned was truly amazing and praiseworthy.