Culture generally, is the way an individual or group of people chose to do their things; it is often handed down from generations to generations. At some point, it could be amended and could possibly wear out.
Nigerian culture and customs extend to several other aspect of the life of an average Nigerian, from the way we greet an elder to food customs, fashion and the pattern of leadership in our country. This way of life has lingered for years but it’s gradually being eroded by modern civilization.
In other to promote cultural values that are almost fading away, Kids & Teens Resource Centre commemorated 2018 Children’s Day with a Cultural Fiesta for children aimed at promoting unity among children who live in Ondo State and also promote opportunities for everyone to experience culture, participate in educational programs and develop their creative abilities among many others. We believe that one way to help children connect to their culture is through their experience; they need to have a strong sense of their own cultural history and traditions to help them build a positive cultural identity for themselves, good sense of belonging and self esteem.
The Children Cultural Fiesta brought sparks to the faces of the audience as the children participated in the cultural fairs and display. The children represented various tribes in Nigeria showcasing the wealth, beauty and riches of our dear country Nigeria.
Among the dignitaries present at the event was the Executive Director of K&TRC in person of Martin-Mary Falana, Queen Moremi Ajasoro (Miss Iyimide Shola Shittu), the Executive Director of TRACE magazine Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, NGOs and many others.
The children were engaged with different activities like fashion parade, drama, games etc., the event ended in a most rewarding way where kids got the opportunity to win different gifts donated by our partners; Coca-Cola, UAC (Grand Cereals) and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. The event was a success because of the support of others as well, such as Lync Oodua Magazine, SUBEB, AIT, Events Palace Ltd, Ondo State Min. of Culture and Tourism, Orange FM, TRACE Magazine, Melvins Couture, BEE Enterprises, Food Code, Packages for the Future, Mind and Moments Initiative, etc