Monday, November 16, 2009

STEP Cultural Day

During the STEP course we encourage the students to value and preserve their unique culture and heritage in many ways. One of these ways, of course, is to ensure that the next generation is fluent in their local language through literacy programs. We teach the students to develop materials and curriculum that is relevant to their local culture. But one of the most fun ways that we celebrate local culture is through the STEP Cultural Day. This is a day when we invite the public to see a cultural show. The students dress in traditional dress from their particular area and perform traditional dances and songs. Here are some photos from the event, which took place on Saturday.

Me with two of the national mentors, Simon and Sylvester:

Irene (Keakalo language):

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