What is a Global Village?
A Global Village is when people from around the school (students & staff) come together and represent their cultures. They do this by wearing traditional clothes and/or bringing traditional dishes.
What motivated you to organize it this year?
I went last year and saw how really great it was. It was really fun and nice to see everyone dressed up. Some people don't get to wear their traditional clothes and things from their own countries so it was a nice way for everyone to show their culture and school spirit.
How many cultures were represented?
Somali, Hawaii, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Congo, Holland/Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and many more!
What were some of the activities?
There was a lot of dancing, singing, fashion, and talking. The highlight of all the activities would have been all the dancing. Regardless of whether the songs were English, Spanish, Arabic, or really any language everyone came together and danced and sung.
Tell us about the food, what was there?
There were a lot of desserts and different type of treats. There was also some tabouli, sambuza, hummus, baklava, speculaas, etc.
Would you want to do it again next year?
Yes for sure! It was so much fun and should definitely be something we continue doing!
Sawsan Abusharkh - Hillcrest High School