From the Ground Up: Final Project Video

by Melissa Harding

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As part of the Museums Connect program, made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the American Alliance of Museums, Phipps partnered with the Gidan Makama Museums in Kano, Nigeria to provide an immersive experience for 15 local high school students in each city. Participating students learned about nutrition, cooking and cultural food traditions by following local food from farm to table and communicated with students at their partner institutions. This project lasted September to June 2014, resulting in the creation of a community cookbook that was designed and created by participating students. Students also met each month for a Saturday workshop involving activities designed to get them thinking critically about their food system and food culture. Calling themselves the Global Chefs, this group of students learned more about what food means in their lives.

Our final video summarizing the From the Ground Up program is finally here! This short movie shows the love of learning and the spirit of collaboration that infused this project. We are so proud of the work that our students have done throughout the entire program and grateful for the opportunity to have such a wonderful cultural exchange.

To read about the entire project, check out our From the Ground Up posts.

The above video was a collaboration project of Phipps staff, interns and volunteers.

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