Ma Gorille! My Gorilla has a Name!
Inspired by the Rwandan tradition of holding a naming ceremony for babies after their birth, Kwita Izina_ _– or ‘to give a name’ in the national language, _Kinyarwanda – _is an event like no other on Earth, yet steeped in cultural meaning and ancient custom. Rwanda hosts this annual, week-long program of activities each September to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing protection of the country’s mountain gorillas and the expansion of their habitat.
In this virtual conversation, students will meet Rwandan environmental and wildlife protectors to learn more about this Rwandan tradition and practice French language skills while naming baby gorillas. Book experience