On Saturday January 28th, 2017, the African Student Union at UF represented the Center for African Studies at the International Festival at Oak Hall School in Gainesville. Felicity Tackey-Otoo – Ghana, Martin Nwodo- Nigeria (both Ph.D Construction Management Students) and Sheila Maingi- Kenya (MDP Program) participated in the festival. After setting up a 10×10 exhibition tent and decorating their table with cultural items from their respective countries, a music station playing African music engaged festival participants to dance.
Felicity was dressed as an Anlo from the south-eastern part of Ghana; Sheila was outfitted in native Maasai attire from Kenya; Martin was dressed in traditional Igbo attire from Nigeria. They had many visitors coming to their booth to learn more about Africa and the represented countries in particular.