Capital Science Academy showcases diverse cultures
Capital Science Academy over the weekend thrilled parents and guests with different cultural dances, and also showcased attires of the various continents in the world.
Part of activities to mark the school’s annual “All Around the World” day, include naming the hostels after different continents of the world which include, Mandela House representing Africa; J. F Kennedy House representing the United States of America; Churchill House representing Europe and Ghandi House representing Asia.
Khadijat Mustapha, from Mandela House, said they showcased the cultures of Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa and Nigeria through food, dressing and dances of the countries.
She said they displayed various meals such as Masa, Fura, Zobo drink from Nigeria, as well as the coffee ceremony of Ethiopia, explaining that the Ethiopians love coffee a lot.
They also displayed the various attires of the African countries such as the Lafaya from the Kanuri tribe of Nigeria, Kente dressing from Ghana, and the gombut dance from South African miners.
“Africans have good cultures, traditions and good morals except for the issues of corruption,” she said.
Representing the J.F Kennedy House, Emerole Udoka said the research work gave him the opportunity to learn a lot about American history and the lifestyle of its people.
Principal of the school, Mr. Peter Mcleod, said the whole idea of the event was to celebrate diverse cultures as well as enlighten the students on the need to shun bullying amongst themselves.
He said the world has lots of cultures but hardly get along “which is why we are training the children so that they can learn about different people and know how to relate with the various people. They are the future so we are training them to appreciate other people.” More than 5,000 people in urban slums of Abuja got three days of free wide-ranging health screening and services from Rotary.
At the Rotary Family Health Day, which flagged off in Gwarinpa village, a slum neighbourhood of Gwarinpa in the FCT, Mike Omotosho, governor of Rotary District 9120, which spans Abuja and other states, said: “The idea is rather than wait for people to be sick and go to hospital, it pays off better to take health to the people.
“It also provides opportunity for health screening and health talk for the whole family,” he said in comments delivered by Dr Olusegun Ajuwon. Doctors and nurses sourced from the health ministry screened and treated residents for hypertension, diabetes, dental problems, malaria, cataract in a target 5,000 population of the community, as part of Rotary’s Family Health Day.
Other communities were dedicated to screen for cervical, breast and prostate cancers alongside tuberculosis and HIV.
Students of Capital Science Academy Kuje, showcase world cultures on Saturday.