In an effort aimed at promoting different cultures as essential aspect of development, International University of East Africa is holding once again their annual cultural gala on 15th march in order to foster social development.
According to Cuthbert Atwongyeire, the University Marketing Coordinator says over 20 countries will show case their cultural dances, poems, traditional foods at the days along cultural gala competitions in Kansanga a Kampala suburb.
He says the event is paramount at the university calendar because it encourages students to respect and cherish their cultures adding that it helps in restoring and maintaining good morals.
Last year’s cultural gala competition was won by Ugandan students followed Burundi and Rwanda respectively.
The theme for the event 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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