Saint Nom de Jésus students in Hornepayne celebrate Black History Month in Canada
Students and staff at Hornpayne’s École Saint Nom de Jésus recently took part in Blakc History Month celebrations. In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine..
The Hornepayne community had the opportunity to celebrate this day. Motivated by his feeling of pride of his heritage and roots, the teacher Mr. Jean-Marie Ngouabe transformed École Saint Nom de Jésus in a global village where works of art and displays showcasing this visible minority were featured.
Culture is not limited to a spoken language or the colour of the skin but also includes food, knowledge, music, arts and cultural tradition. École Saint Nom de Jésus is family with strong ties. During a pot luck dinner held at the school, the school community was offered a presentation on culture and all wore the same clothes and shared a meal – which reinforces our feeling of family and ties among members.
At École Saint Nom de Jésus, we are above all citizens of the world and above all human beings. This message was shared among students and staff by École Saint Nom de Jésus teacher M. Jean-Marie Ngouabe.