African Queens (from left to right) Ofentise De Verteil, Dixie Ann Barclay , Esete Alleyne, Alicia Matthews, Kherdjah Redhead, and Tanisha Leecock.
San Fernando West Secondary Remembers Emancipation
The San Fernando West Secondary School at Farah Street last week held its annual Emancipation programme.
The function was attended by 2012 national award winner and former pupil Du-Maurouis Horsely who did the libation and explained the African rituals.
Pupils and teachers also heard from the school's drumology band, and from feature speaker radio personality/writer David Muhammed.
Muhammed spoke of the importance of education, land ownership, technology, entrepreneurship and family reorganisation.
The school's principal Seuraj Dhoray extended an invitation to schools in the Victoria education district to visit the African Village display at the school.
The committee that put on the function was chaired by
Safety Officer Genevieve Martin, and Emily Hoyte demonstrated the art of African head wrap. The African Queen Show was organised by teacher Allison Commissiong. The girls were dressed by Kathleen Dereck.
Pupil Kherdjah Redhead, who represented Zimbabwe, won the competition.