International Culture Fair Brings Electricity to Uganda Schools

By KBJR News 1

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- International students in Duluth are helping to bring electricity to east Africa, while teaching their peers about world cultures.

The second annual Globe Fest at Marshall School celebrates culture, food, art, and global fashion.

Home cooked ethnic dishes were available for everyone to share.

International students taught others about their culture by displaying clothing and artifacts from their native lands.

The event is a fundraiser for Light 4 Learning, a charity which buys and installs solar panels in rural schools in Uganda, a country where less than 3 percent of the population has electricity.

"We're really hoping that this will be something that Marshall continues because we are really working as a school towards promoting global citizenship. It's in our mission statement. So I think this really epitomizes that, having a globe fest like this," said Marshall School Globe Club Leader, Natasha Khwaja.

Event organizers say they raised $1,000. The money will provide solar powered electricity to at least one school in Uganda.

Bryce Henry