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Jan 30, 2019

Culture Comes Alive at Anglican Cathedral College

Anglican Cathedral College today hosted its annual culture awareness day. The purpose is to increase the students’ knowledge about the many and different cultures in Belize through first hard experience. But it was more than just learning the clothing, food and practices; it was about learning the economic contributions of the ethnic groups. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports. 

 

Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

Held under the theme “One Nation Diversity and Inclusion,” the students of Anglican Cathedral College were tasked on promoting their culture heritage for the annual culture awareness day.

 

Sovania Requena

Sovania Requena, Teacher, Anglican Cathedral College

“We are hoping to inspire them and have them walk away from this experience with not only with the knowledge of cultural diversity but also the impact that culture has on the social development and economic growth of Belize. We will be sharing the agriculture aspect of it. We will be sharing the infrastructure development that brings to the country of Belize.”

 

One of those cultures is the Mennonite culture. Fourth Form Student Linden Wade was tasked in learning more of the ways, customs and traditions of the Mennonite communities.

 

Linden Wade

Linden Wade, Fourth Form Student, A.C.C.

“The Mennonites contribute to Belize many things like agriculture mainly because they can turn grounds that are not prosperous. They are appreciated because if not for them we would not have chicken, eggs, beef, pigs, honey and all those stuff.”

 

Third Form students had the responsibility of displaying and sharing information relating to the Creole Culture.

 

Kiyana Flowers

Kiyana Flowers, Third Form Student, A.C.C.

“Basically what I am doing is trying to prove to everybody that we have a purpose in this country and just try to show everyone what our culture is about. What I learned about our culture is that we all unite together and we all have a purpose.  To be honest we are a strong tribe and from what Leela Vernon said “Ah Wah Know Who Seh Kriol Nuh Gat No Culcha.”

 

First form students represented the Mestizo culture while students in Second form were in charge of the Garifuna culture. Hipolito Novelo, News Five.

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