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Anderson University Teaching Fellows Volunteer at Event, Celebrate Latino Heritage

Anderson University’s Teaching Fellows teamed up with the Anderson Country Library during the library’s Latino Heritage Festival on Sept. 29.

Ten Teaching Fellows volunteered at the event, which included a puppet show called Salsa Cinderella. The fellows greeted guests, served refreshments, and helped children make their own puppets. The event drew 50 children and a crowd of parents and others.

AU Teaching Fellows have volunteered for the event previous years, and it reflects one of the goals of their fellowship: to promote multicultural awareness and an appreciation of South Carolina’s diverse population. Volunteering for events such as the Latino Heritage Festival enables many fellows to interact with other cultures, says Margaret Hicks, who directs the Teaching Fellows program at Anderson University.

"Since we live in a world where international travel is common, it is important for future teachers to learn about  as many different cultures as they can," she said. "Their future classrooms will be a mixture of different cultures."

 

Latino Heritage Festival Photo Gallery



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