The Galaxy International School in Accra has held its 17th annual Intercultural Festival with a call on the public to preach against cultural discrimination.
This formed part of the school’s effort in promoting global cultural integration among pupils and the public at large.
It was marked as a conscious effort to enable the pupils in the pre-school and primary sections to accept, and also appreciate diverse cultures that exist in the world.
Held at the pre-school premises last week at East Legon in Accra, the festival showcased in several languages across the world, where the pupils exhibited outstanding performances through their arts of origin.
Interspersed with sensational drama, the pupils, from about 30 different countries portrayed their rich cultural values and norms through dance, food, clothing and other way of life.
Slated under the theme; “Diversity is the strength”, the school used the 17th festival as a tool for instilling good morals, unflinching values and quality norms that would commend individual efforts by their act of cultural impact to society, hence enabling a peaceful co-existence among the future leaders.
The Intercultural Festival sensitised the pupils to be culture-friendly which among others help in building a resilient bilateral relation among nations, and also live in a peaceful global state devoid of extremism and war to boost economies.
Mr Farrukh Ganiev, admissions officer of the school, accentuated on the need for individuals to accept cultures from all walks of life and underscored why one needs to feel proud of his culture, because “there are good morals in cultures which have the sole tendency of straightening the paths of children to be responsible citizens in the society.”
The admissions officer was happy about the stunning performances showcased by the pupils and how happy the pupils were to see and cherish the cultures of their mates from different countries.
Mr Ganiev reiterated the need for parents to continue the good efforts of training their wards to learn their cultures of origin because culture is the backbone of maintaining and sustaining the morals of children to be great leaders in future.
He encouraged the students to be always guided by the disciplines of their cultures and study well to help them successfully surmount every barrier that sets as impediment on their career paths.
The admissions officer assured parents that, the school would always provide quality and a global best tuition to their wards, hence he was optimistic that the pupils would be great men and women of influence in the future.
Mr Alhassan Andani, former Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana, who was the chairperson for the occasion advised the pupils to always be of good conduct and strive hard to achieve their desirable dreams in future.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU