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4/24/07

42 Countries Under One Roof

Where else can you find 42 different countries under one roof, but the annual International Day at Tyler Junior College.

Tribal dancers known as Dream Harem were some of the first to take to the stage this morning as the festvities kicked into high gear. They were one of more than 25 programs throughout the day. This is the 17th year for the International Day which organizer, Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi says draws school children from as far away as Austin.

"To learn about the other parts of the world is very important.  To be knowledgeable about the global issues I think is a very big subject now in schools, academia, universities, colleges.  We need to educate our students about the world we live," says Khosrowshahi.

Jo Demoville is a teacher at Dogan Elementary School.

She says, "I hope they'll get a chance to see how other cultures dress, and how other people live in other countries and what types of foods and dance they experience in other places outside the United States."

This was the 17th year for the event.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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