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Columbus Tech hosts international festival celebrating diversity

(Source: Columbus Technical College) (Source: Columbus Technical College)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – For the third consecutive year, the Adult Education Division of Columbus Technical College celebrated the culture of its diverse student population with an international festival.

The colorful party was held in the Carl Patrick Hall Student Center.

The annual festival gives students a chance to showcase and honor the rich and diverse cultures of people living right here in greater Columbus area.

Organizers say reaching out to the community is what is most important.

“Community is so important. The community is not just about where you're from or who you are- it's about education at every level and every subject. English is that important to them so they can communicate with us in the community and when they can communicate with us, then they can share all the great things that come from their community,” said April Hopson, Director of adult education.

Many international Adult Ed students are enrolled at Columbus Technical College in pursuit of a GED and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate.

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