Harlem Students Dance To An Old Irish Jig (VIDEO)
One To World is a non profit organization that brings Fulbright scholars and other international students to New York City public schools to introduce and explain their native cultures in order to break down prejudices and create cross-cultural understanding. The organization also serves a few private schools as well.
Watch Siobhan Ni Mhaolagain, a Fulbright language and teaching assistant from Dublin, Ireland, teaching the students of the Harlem Academy how to dance to “Some Say the Devil is Dead”, an old Irish jig that has been danced for generations in Irish homes and local parish halls.
"Many New York City school kids are often not able to even leave their neighborhood, let alone travel and see the world," said Deborah Clifford, One To World’s Executive Director. "We are bringing the world to them; we are allowing them to meet people from all over the world and to really have that face-to-face interaction with them, which often brings what they are studying to life".
Last year One To World served 1200 public school students in all five boroughs. But they want to reach more kids. If you want to support One To World or volunteer, please check its website here.