Southwestern College senior Chastity Osen, Winfield, recently hosted an international evening of food tasting and education for kindergarten students from Irving Elementary in Winfield.
The evening consisted of tasting food from countries such as Zimbabwe, China, Malaysia, Mexico, India, and Greece. The students read books about people from other countries, and learned about the wardrobes of children their age from other countries.
“My hope for this project was for the kindergarten students to gain knowledge of others and become more understanding of those people who are different than us,” Osen says. “Since the United States is a diverse mixture of people from various countries, I hoped students would become more understanding to accept others as they are. My overall goal of the event was for students and parents to try to reconsider their current prejudices.”