A Trip To Africa

During summer 2015, International Engagement partnered with the Faulkner County Library to put on a free culture and education program for children.  This 3 month program focused on a different country in Africa each month.  International students at UCA from the African Student Association and the UCA Ivoirian Association shared culture, language, music, dance, traditional games, and so much more with children in Conway.  In May, the program centered around the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Students from DRC shared information about nature, animals, and sang their national anthem for the children.  In June, the program focused on the Ivory Coast.  Students from Ivory Coast played traditional games that children play in Ivory Coast.  They made a common snack and drink of Ivory Coast to share with the children.  In July, students from Niger talked about daily life and taught the children a song in French.  The program was a huge success and we hope to partner with the Faulkner County Library again in the future.