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LEA celebrates Somali Day

Muhi Mikdad

STUDENTS AT the London Enterprise Academy (LEA) led a celebration of Somalia last Thursday, 23rd June ahead of Somalia’s Independence Day on the 26th.

Students shared the beauty of Somalia and Somaliland in front of a packed hall of over 150 students and special guests. They gave presentations, read poetry and played African drums with five times Guinness World Record holder Pandit Das.

Sheikh Adam led a prayer with the audience, who were then treated to Somali food, including Somali deserts. Students from all background joined the celebrations, many dressed in their cultural clothing.

Guest speakers at the event were Cllr Shafi Ahmed, Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council; Mr Ashid Ali, Principal of LEA; Ms Naima Abdow, a nurse; Doctor Aydurus; Ms Abdi, a lawyer; Andrew Dowsett, Chair of Governors; and Sofia Jama MBE.

LEA Principal Ashid Ali said he was delighted that the school could showcase the talents of its students and celebrate the diversity of the school community and its home borough, Tower Hamlets. He announced that the celebration would become an annual event at the school.

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