Students, Parents, Teachers and Friends of Ghana International School (GIS) recently celebrated their annual United Nations (UN) and National Costume Day with interesting and impressive performances which highlighted the power of positive influence.
The event brings the community together from different backgrounds to celebrate diversity through various presentations.This year’s programme was themed, “Influencing Our World; It Starts With You.’
The British High Commissioner to Ghana His Excellency, Mr. Iain Walker and Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Giovanni Favilli, graced the occasion and witnessed speeches, music, poetry and choreography from various countries.
Dr. Mary Ashun, Principal of GIS, in her welcome address, spoke about the benefits of good leadership in Ghana and around the world.
“While we use this day to celebrate our diversity, our unity is on display for everyone to see as we seek to highlight our school motto; Understanding of Each Other,” she said.
She mentioned that the celebration of the day is an opportunity for students to build awareness of the UN Goals for Sustainable Development and participate in several activities in and out of school.
“Experience has shown us that our students are capable of so much ingenuity and as we work in partnership with parents and other stakeholders, we will use this platform for positive influence,” she added.
Mr. Iain Walker, the special guest, in his address, urged students to believe that, to make change happen they’ve got to first believe that they can and should believe that change can happen.
He added that, when young people do the little things that bring positive influence to society, there will be real progress.
The school later hosted the students, parents and special guests to an international food fair where they sampled various dishes from countries across the continents of the world.
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