Ongwediva IUM students showcase tradition

13 Sep 2017 14:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 13 SEP (NAMPA) - The third annual cultural expo of the International University of Management Ongwediva Campus kicked off here on Tuesday.
Students are occupying 45 of the expo’s 50 stalls leaving only five stands to be run by external exhibitors.
“The cultural festival is an important event on the academic calendar of the campus and the university at large as it creates a platform for celebrating the diversity of students and staff,” said campus Senior Director, Sofia Malumbu at the official opening of the expo.
Malumbu noted that the world is becoming increasingly diverse and includes people of many religions, languages, economic and cultural groupings.
She urged people to understand and appreciate each other’s cultures, establish relationships with people from cultures other than their own, and build strong associations with different groups.
The theme this year is ‘Culture Segregation, Nation United as One’.
“This means recognising and embracing our different cultures, beliefs and ways of living as one nation,” said Malumbu.
Student Representative Council Secretary for Information and Publicity, Paulus Leefa Ndishishi said the expo will give the students a platform to trade with traditional items such as wild berries (eembe), palm tree fruits (eendunga), mopani worms (omaungu) and traditional oil (odjove).
The students staged a parade from the Ongwediva Select Fuel Station to the campus to show off their cultural attires.