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Our cultures!

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st March 2006 03:00 AM

What do you know about your culture? Can you tell us everything about your culture? Well, pupils of Taibah Junior School, Entebbe Road recently held a Cultural Day. Culture means people’s religion, art, music, dance and other related things.

By Herbert Ssempogo

What do you know about your culture? Can you tell us everything about your culture? Well, pupils of Taibah Junior School, Entebbe Road recently held a Cultural Day. Culture means people’s religion, art, music, dance and other related things.
The different classes at the school were asked to read about various cultures in Uganda and other countries. They learnt the languages of the different tribes, dressing styles, behaviour and work done by men and women and their leaders.
Dressed in the clothes of tribes they were representing, the children welcomed their parents before telling them what they had learnt about those tribes.
The Acholi, Baganda, Masaai, Arabs, Batoro, Rwandese, the Zulu from South Africa and Red Indians, who used to live in North America, were among the cultures represented.
The class representing the Masaai was among the best. Putting on Masaai clothes, the children explained to the parents the different types of utensils used by the Masaai.
Zulu culture was also very good. Guests were welcomed with a war song before smiling children explained about the Zulu culture. Dressed in a leopard skin, their King, Titus Lwentalo, 9, sat on a stool placed on animal skins and grass. His wife, guards and servants gathered around him.
The school’s director of studies, Umar Kasasa, said they wanted the pupils to know about the various cultures in the world.
“We have children from different places. So we wanted them to appreciate the differences and learn to live in harmony” he said.
Kasasa, who was dressed like a masaai, said teaching pupils about their culture was an important part of education.

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