International Women’s Day

Dear Nile Family and Friends,

On Wednesday March 8th 2017, Nile high school girls living at the dormitory, arranged a wonderful International Women’s Day evening dinner to honour the hard work and achievement of female teachers and staff at the school.  Although these dorm students are living away from home, and are now studying in Canada, they took the kind initiative to honour their female teachers and staff, and treated them with kindness and care, as if they were their own mothers, sisters and family.

Moreover, volunteer mothers within the community baked wonderful goods for the dinner event, including baklava and borek, whilst the dorm girls served traditional Turkish coffee.  Furthermore, they presented an inspirational video that includes interviews with teachers about their thoughts on this special day and what it meant to them to be a woman.

The evening was one to remember, as the itinerary of this event included competitions, karaoke, and traditional Turkish line dancing that included ‘Karsilamis,’ ‘Horon,’ ‘Zeybek,’ ‘Halay’ and ‘Kolbasti.’  The reception gleamed with beautifully decorated flower centre pieces, alongside sparkling pink cutlery, napkins, table cloths and artistic decorations. Much special thanks goes out the dormitory girls and to Ms.Serap, who selflessly takes initiative to plan out these types of special events.

By and large, the female teachers and staff at Nile were delighted to be a part of this wonderful celebration, and enjoyed a special evening of speeches, performances, music, food and dance. Utmost importantly, this forum provided an opportunity to mark the progress of women around the world, who have altruistically  contributed towards gender equality and thus mark their honour, courage, and bravery in Canada and around the world!

By: Ms.Belir – Head of the Social Sciences Department