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Taste of Africa

JOHN SEALY, [email protected]

Taste of Africa

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TELL ME A story of Africa.

That was the theme of Wesley Hall Infants’ School African Awareness Week, which culminated yesterday.

Chairperson of the committee, Cherrika Forde, was not available for comment, but art teacher Reneé Thomas said the week was an opportunity to expose the students to the Adinkra symbols of West Africa.

Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. They represent concepts or aphorisms, and are extensively used in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising.

“We always look forward every year to doing something different and to give the children a wholesome experience,” said Thomas.

The youngsters were also exposed to demonstrations in cooking and the game of warri. (JS)

Here, students of the Wesley Hall Infants’ School celebrating the end of the African Awareness Week yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore.)