As part of the ongoing Maitisong Festival, Maru-a-Pula School will be celebrating the Harmony Festival this coming Saturday at Riverwalk Mall from 10 am till 1400 hours.
Speaking at a press conference, Rosalyn Beurkes said that this year will mark the 4th anniversary of celebrating the Harmony Festival. She said that the event serves the purpose of acknowledging the partnerships with the international community in Gaborone.
Beurkes said that there are over 40 nationalities of students schooling in MaruÔÇôa-Pula, hence the need for such an event. She added that the event is a get together that “travels the world in just one hour”.
Beurkes said that it is very important to accommodate people from other countries and added that the event also gives them a chance, as an institution, to network and build new ties with potential sponsors.
She noted that it also accords them the opportunity to re-establish existing relationships in the New Year.
The event goes under the slogan ‘Celebrating Our Cultural Difference”. Embassies, Organizations and Institutions in Botswana that represent the many nationalities from around the world who have found a common home in Botswana are invited to come and celebrate the event.
Beurkes said that this year they hope to see more countries participating, giving support in making the event a success.
Participation in the event is free and exhibitors are encouraged to use the opportunity to showcase and share with those present their unique and special customs as well as tradition.
The exhibitions are open to national flags, flyers, pamphlets, information about projects and initiatives, food and beverage, national dress, music and dance.
Those taking part can also add any unique and special features from their countries that they may wish to share with others.