traditional dance.jpgSchools have been called upon to embrace local culture in their curriculum in the wake of new technological advancements that are threatening the existence of African history.

The call was made by the Acting Education Officer for Chegutu, Mr. Raison Mhaka at a culture fair held at Dudley Hall School in Norton.

Dudley Hall primary school was a hive of activity as it hosted a culture fair where traditional settings, medicines, crops and activities where exhibited.

The fair which was graced by the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Xin Shungkang, Ambassador Chris Mutsvangwa and Senator Monica Mutsvangwa among others, saw school children exhibiting their cultural talents to the guests.

In an interview with ZBC News, Mr. Mhaka said the fair has the aim of reminding people of their values.

Chiefs Chimbamauro and Chivero who attended the fair applauded the initiative and warned that globalisation threatens to wipe out Third World people’s cultures.

The internet and video games have substituted folk tales, fathers’ courts and girl child tutorials by their aunts.

However, the culture week which has been introduced by the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture is meant to revive the nearly forgotten history.

Meanwhile, the Chinese delegation led by their ambassador donated essentials to the school.