K-12 Global Education Outreach takes cultural programs “On the Road”
Students from Slaton, Abernathy, Anton, and Shallowater were among the first to enjoy music, dance, and storytelling programs offered as part of the “On the Road” cultural series provided by K-12 Global Education Outreach (K-12 GEO). Thanks to the generosity of The CH Foundation, the Helen Jones Foundation, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, grants received this year provide opportunities for many of our region’s most underserved populations to have interactive global experiences in their local classrooms. The K-12 GEO unit uses these funds to choose artists from the TCA Texas Touring Roster and TTU’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College School of Visual & of Performing Arts and take them directly to the campuses for performances.
Recent performances included Impande Ye Africa (The Root of Africa) which focused on southern African cultures with traditional dances, storytelling, and drumming; Elizabeth Kahura, a native of Kenya, sharing the geography and lifestyle of a day in Africa; and Sue Kuentz who shared myths, legends, and historical tales.