Delaware Tech Terry Campus students celebrate International Students Day.
This learning event gave students for whom English is their second language the chance to practice their skills. A presentation by Liberian students talked on the topic of elections. Their purpose is the same as in the U.S., to decide the public questions and elect representatives.
Students from Cameroon showed off native dresses as well as examples of local cuisine such as Koki beans with plantains, yams and potatoes, and water fufu; French and English are their national languages. "Diwali Festival of Lights" was the topic of students from India. They discussed good over evil, forgiveness, and brotherhood. Haitian students spoke about independence, giving a brief history of their country located in the Caribbean Sea and how it became the first Free Black Republican on Jan. 1, 1804.
Students from Mexico and Guatemala focused their presentation on music and architecture. They discussed the genesis of instruments beginning with gourds and wooden boards. Nigerian and Kenyan students contrasted educational opportunities in their countries with the United States. The number of students per teacher is high in Africa, and students there and in the U.S. understand that finding work will require them to have more than a high school diploma.