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Having traditional knowledge is vital: Shing

February 16, 2018 12:49 am

It’s important for people in commonwealth countries to have proper knowledge about their culture and how their ancestors used traditional methods to survive.

This was emphasized by Vanuatu’s Cultural Centre Director, Richard Shing during a four-day museum workshop in Suva.

Shing says people can still rely on their culture for survival and independence.

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“Culture is very sustainable and it makes someone very independent. If you don’t have any proper employment or any source of income then people in the region mostly rely on their traditional knowledge and heritage to survive in the islands.”
Shing was speaking at the Commonwealth Association of Museums that was attended by more than forty participants."

The workshop which ends today also covers climate change issues, mainstreaming of arts, culture, heritage and formal curriculum based education for students.

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