Around The World in Twelve Weeks.
The Department of Community Service and Philanthropy has created the new Cultural Exchange program to connect Kendall-Whittier elementary students with TU’s international student organization. Every other Friday starting from February 17, each organization will send a group to Kendall Whittier to introduce its country and culture through unique yet interesting activities such as singing ineractive presenatation, national anthem, dancing traditional dances or simple activity like coloring. The groups will be working with 70-80enthusiastic students ranging from first to fifth grade. The department chair, Sophie Htet Htet Aye, and her team, initiated this program in the hope of allowing the students to experience various cultures and background through fun activities.
Week 1: Soarin' over indonesia
Last Friday (February 17), AIS president, Aiken Sujana along with the Chief of Staff, Rizka Aprilia and a few members of Indonesian Student Association Tulsa successfully kicked off the Cultural Exchange initiative. They presented Indonesia’s natural beauty and biodiversity while raising awareness for climate change through animations. On the other hand, they also encouraged the kids to answer questions and participate in discussion by giving away mini stuffed animals.
Week 2: Malaysia's Harmony in Diversity
On the second week, members of Malaysian Student Association and AIS went to Kendall Whittier Elementary to speak to kids about their culture and embracing diversity. They also taught the girls how to perform a traditional Malaysian dance called Tarian Asyik.
Stay tuned to learn more about various unique activities that each organization came up with! Student organizations interested in participating are encouraged to contact us here!