Cap­i­tal Science Academy show­cases di­verse cul­tures

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

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.

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