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Hundreds In Cultural Gala Competition At IUEA

Hundreds of students are set to participate in the International University of East Africa (IUEA) annual cultural gala competition today (Friday) under the theme culture as way of life.

The event aims at promoting different cultures as essential aspect of development and fostering social development.

Cuthbert Atwongyeire, the University Marketing Coordinator says over 20 countries will show case their cultural dances, poems, traditional foods at the day’s cultural gala competitions in Kansanga a Kampala suburb.

Cultural gala which has become part of the university calendar encourages students to respect and cherish their cultures and maintaining good morals.

Last year’s cultural gala competition was won by Ugandan students followed by Burundi and Rwanda respectively.

Last year’s theme was “My Country, My Heritage, My Pride” from which students who represented 9 countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, India, Nigeria, Somalia, DR Congo, and Tanzania competed in various activities Including food, poem and skit, cultural dance, fashion and folk song.

The Ugandan association received the award for the best food that comprised the traditional luwombo, matooke, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and fruits among others and the best poem while Rwanda took the award for the best short skit.

The folksong was taken by the Uganda and Burundi associations that tied in the position. Burundi also took the best cultural dance award and the best fashion went to the Somalian Association.

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