Internship part of International Year of People or African descent
Several gathered at town hall on March 31 to welcome 17-year-old German student Mando Peter (centre) t0 the community. She is here on an internship through Maria's Place Health and Wellness Centre as part of International Year of People of African Descent celebrations. Among those on hand were (from left) Richard Spicer and grandson Austin Campbell, Amherst Mayor Rob Small, cousin Sarah Gogan, Maria's Place proprietor Darlene Strong and Cumberland County Museum curator Shirley Nickerson. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen
AMHERST - Mando Peter wanted to learn more about Canadian health and culture, and she couldn't have picked a better time.
The 17-year-old from Bielefeld, Germany is in Amherst for a three-week internship with Maria's Place Health and Wellness Centre as part of ongoing events to recognize the International Year of People of African Descent.
"I hope to get to know the country better, and learn more about the culture, and improve my English," said Mando, who was officially welcomed to town by Amherst Mayor Rob Small on March 31. "Hopefully I will get to learn more about art and working with art."
The internship is aimed to provide youth with a three-week custom designed initiative offering a unique opportunity to gain hands on learning experiences from a health and cultural viewpoint, according to Darlene Strong, proprietor of Maria's Place.
(For the full story, see the April 9 issue of The Citizen)