Eleven young ladies from Methodist Children’s Home had the opportunity to attend an evening of Cultural Food and Dance at the Jubilee Theater in Waco on Saturday, January 22. Several of the young ladies who attended the festivities had the chance to re-connect with their Ethiopian roots.
The Cultural Food and Dance night featured seven different cultures that included India, Colombia, Korea, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Turkey, and Ethiopia. The young ladies had the opportunity to sample foods from each of these countries, learn about cultural traditions and customs, and watch beautiful cultural dancing.
Several Ethiopian students from MCH were invited to dance on stage during a traditional Ethiopian song. When talking about their experience later that evening, one young lady said, “We couldn’t stay in our seats when we heard the music and saw the dancing!” Other youth couldn’t stop talking about how good the “clear noodles” from Korea tasted!
This was a rare opportunity for these young ladies to feel in touch with their culture while learning about other cultures.
Thanks go to Erica Reyes-Rosa for the story!