Photo Gallery: African Student Week presents the continent's rich culture
This year the African Student Week was from May 11 to 13.
The event displayed colorful culture and music, also a seminar and a workshop. The celebration of African culture ended with a football game between African students team AASE FC and Adcash Football Team.
The week was organized by the Association of African Students Estonia in cooperation with Tallinn University of Technology. It was the 3rd edition of the African Student Week in Estonia.
It is an opportunity for the African students to showcase the rich African cultural heritage to other students and hope everyone will appreciate the cultural diversities in Africa and also learn some aspects of the rich culture.
On May 11, there was a cultural evening in TTÜ Student House where all African students appeared in native costumes and there ws a presentation of food, dance, and a showcase of African culture.
On May 12, Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jaak Aaviksoo, TTÜ Rector and Toomas Tamsar, the director of Estonian Employers’ Confederation had a discussion on Impacting African Society. The purpose of the seminar was to enlighten African students and other foreign students on how they can add value to their host community (Estonia) during the period of their stay. A discussion also included issues about student participation in the society and some challenges faced, and the role of an African student in building a sustainable relationship between African countries and Estonia. Hopefully it will help create a better atmosphere to enhance the participation of African students in a positive way in Estonia.
Today, 155 students from African countries attend TTÜ; a total of 231 students from Africa have studied at TTÜ at different times.
The Association of African Students Estonia (AASE) was established in 2015 to promote the welfare of African students in Estonia and showcase the rich African cultural heritage to Estonia. The association has helped several African students integrate into the Estonian society by providing vital information about cultural adaptation and settling in the country. The association has also engaged the media in Estonia to enlighten people about Africa and the need to embrace people of distinct color.
Photos of the event can be viewed here.