Taste Asia Festival 2019

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ASEAN Diplomats at ECP's Taste Asia Festival

Taste Asia Festival 2019

The English College in Prague was alive with excited chatter recently for this year’s Taste Asia Festival. Students had organised the third Festival to give students, staff and parents the chance to experience Asian culture. Delicious food, graceful dancing and expressive music all blended together to make a magical afternoon.

ASEAN representatives

We were honoured to welcome representatives from the Embassies of five of the ten ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Mrs Nattanipa Burusapat, the interim Chargé d’Affaires at the Royal Thai Embassy, explained about the ASEAN group of nations and congratulated the students’ achievement in putting on the Festival.

Not only did the diplomats support the College by attending the Taste Asia Festival, but they generously supported the fundraising as well. Chefs at the Embassies had prepared delicious pad thai and spring rolls to add to the other Asian delicacies generously donated by students’ parents.

CARE

We were also delighted to welcome Katarina Klamková from the charity CARE Česká republika. She told the audience that she and her team had identified a special project to receive the money raised at the Taste Asia Festival. It is going to a small school in Thailand for refugees from another Asian country, Myanmar. Because they don’t yet speak the language, the children are unable to attend Thai schools so our money will help to give them an education.

Student team

Dr Brown praised all the students who had organised Taste Asia “Once again, ECP students have shown how they can organise all aspects of a complex school event. As well as laying on the food, music and dancing, they persuaded five Embassies to sponsor the event and as a result, raised the magnificent sum of 30,000 CZK for a school in Thailand providing an education for Myanmar refugees.”

“Although the English College is a Czech school, which teaches in English, the ECP has an international outlook. Charity work forms an important part of what we do and our students welcome the opportunity to help others wherever they are in the world.”