Netherlands Gets a Taste of Rich African Culture
During the 25th annual International Student Congress of (bio) Medical Sciences (ISCOMS 2018) cultural day event held in Groningen, The Netherlands, PhD Pharmacy student Mr Ebenezer Fimpong displayed our rich African culture when he wore a Ghanaian traditional attire (batakari) and a Zulu head scarf (umqhele).
Cultural day is one of the most important events on ISCOMS calendar whereby participants from different countries are given the opportunity to exhibit their rich cultural heritage through clothes, music and dance. To him, it is significant to keep our identity as Africans ‘because mother Africa lives in us.’
He encouraged students to make it a point to showcase our African culture when attending conferences outside the continent. Moreover students should endeavor to make it to ISCOMS 2019 which is the biggest scientific event for students in Europe, he said. At the congress, participants are given the opportunity to witness live surgery sessions in the theatre. Moreover, students are taken through the latest technology used in science practicals.