On December 16th, we took an exciting VVA field trip! The primary school and secondary school went to a concert put on by a group of local Korean volunteers. They performed traditional Korean songs, a few Beatles songs, and a round of Christmas carols to finish it off! We were also introduced to a Korean instrument, the gayagum, which was played by a woman in a traditional Korean outfit. It was a great afternoon for all of us, but especially for our 2nd graders. They are currently learning about Geography in their Social Studies class, so before we went to the concert we located South Korea on a globe and talked about where it is in relation to Rwanda!
As an American International school, we are eager to expose our students to as many cultures as we can, not just American and Rwandan. It’s a treat that we can have these kinds of cultural experiences right here in Musanze!
~ Sarah Wheeler