María Alvarado:l "The university is intercultural, allows us to interact with the different ethnic groups and acquire more knowledge" about them.
Representations of the Miskito, Mayangna, Rama, Garífuna, Creole and Mestizos peoples
Students of the first year of the sociology degree with mention in Autonomy of URACCAN Bilwi enclosure, carried out completion work of the subject Intercultural Citizenship, taught by the teacher Glennis Escobar, where through their own clothes, dances and gastronomies they were able to represent the peoples Miskito, Mayangna, Rama, Garífuna, Creole and Mestizos of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
The teacher thanked the students for the effort they demonstrated through the exhibitions held on behalf of each village. In addition, Professor Elebe Williams, coordinator of the Humanities area, told students that this type of activity reflects the being of this intercultural community university.
"We were able to appreciate and know something more about the history of the peoples, we learned from their ways of dressing, from their customs, from the geographical place of other peoples, a very important detail that caught my attention and is that we learned to put ourselves in the place of the other, and that's what Intercultural Citizenship is all about," Williams said.
For her part, teacher Mary Law, a member of the qualifying jury, stated that one of the reasons that unites all the peoples of the Caribbean Coast is culture, gastronomy, "with that you understand what the other people is like, that wealth is what we have (...), that is the difference of URACCAN, that we are an intercultural community university" Assured.
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For student Laysha Peña Allen, representing the Rama people was a nice experience, because they were able to learn about a new culture, besides knowing that not only on the Caribbean Coast that type of gastronomy is consumed.
María Alvarado Calambas, also a student and the group that represented the Creole people, said that doing these activities for students has a lot of meaning, because "as is well said, the university is intercultural, which allows us to interact with different ethnic groups, and acquire more knowledge".
While Enrique Rivera Vigil, who was part of the group that represented the Miskita ethnic group, explained that the cultural act performed by the group was to publicize some of the beliefs of the Miskito people, the meaning of the Liwa Mairin or the Mermaid, "We also present the typical meals, one of their meals was the simple Wabul and sweet Wabul , we also presented the fish, for that generation it was roasted fish, it was not fried," Rivera said.