Thanks to a Singita Grumeti Fund language initiative and American English language experts from Concordia College based in Minnesota, USA, the Nattambigo Primary School pupils are learning English in a special language programme being held in camps throughout this month of June.
The Korean Language Village celebrated its 20th year with drums, dance and dreams of a Village site with authentic Korean architecture becoming a reality.
Simone Corporation, and its CEO Kenny Park, have just announced a gift of $5 million USD to Concordia Language Villages of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. to support the first phase of construction of a culturally authentic Korean Language Village. This gift represents the single largest donation in support of K-16 Korean language education in North America. "This donation by Kenny Park and the Simone Corporation represents a major milestone in the 57-year history of Concordia Language Villages, as it is our largest single gift to date,” says Christine Schulze, Executive Director.
Shouts of “Karibu! Karibu sana!” or ”Welcome! You are most welcome!” greeted Concordia students and staff as they arrived at the Grumeti Reserve adjacent to the Serengeti. The team was there to launch an English Language Village pilot project and the locals welcomed them warmly.