AIESEC Winter Global Village 2017

AIESEC Global Village is held once every term and is the biggest celebration of cultures from around the world. People showcase their nations through singing, dancing, food, customs, costumes, music and traditions. Global Village encourages social sustainability, world awareness, and cultural understanding.

AIESEC in Sri Lanka Global Village for Winter 2017, was concluded successfully at Arcade Independence Square, Colombo on the 27th of January 2017.

AIESEC in Sri Lanka performs more than 1000 exchanges each year for various projects and the Global Village is a diverse cultural festival with these Exchange Participants celebrating their culture and sharing it with the world. At AIESEC, harmony in diversity is promoted. Global Village is one such example.

This year, Global Village saw a crowd of over 250 Exchange Participants from around the world and about 300 AIESECers from across Sri Lanka. International Volunteers from more than 20 countries showcased their unique cultures to an enthusiastic crowd. At the same time, an interesting lineup of events held the audience mesmerized throughout the evening.

Spectators were given a chance to vote and determine the best stall and best item of the event. Egypt was elected as the best stall and Project Droplet from SLIIT and Project GOC Waves from AIESEC in University of Sri Jayawardenapura  took home the prize for best items.

The Organizing Committee took a moment to thank the Member Committee of AIESEC in Sri Lanka for their guidance, the generous sponsors Royal Touch Events and NowYouSeeMe as well as the support of the Local Committees and Expansions of AIESEC in Sri Lanka which contributed greatly to the success of Global Village.

Wu Lan from Project Ketayam, Kandy about Global Village;

“Global Village was a wonderful activity, which brought our Spring Festival a special meaning, especially when we were abroad. With amazing music and dancing, we enjoyed ourselves and learnt about Sri Lanka culture. Together with our friends from China and other countries, we spent a happy evening and gave a great dance performance. Recalling the laughing around the Independence Square, a sense of happiness and achievement arises from the bottom of my heart.”

Global Village was indeed a refreshing and enjoyable experience for everyone present. It would be fair to say that we got closer to achieving our goal as AIESECers of becoming world citizens, after the night’s proceedings.

Internation volunteers performing at AIESEC Winter Global Village 2017