Vietnamese Culture Night at UCD Smurfit

A few weeks ago, Smurfit School played host to the Vietnamese Culture Night, celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. The event was organised by the IDEAS Programme participants in connection with the Vietnamese Youths and Students In Ireland organisation and all proceeds went to the Vietnamese charity Only Rice is Not Enough.

The event included singing and dancing performances, quiz, photo booth with national costumes,  souvenir sales, children’s entertainment and of course Vietnamese food and drink.

About 400 people attended the event, both the Vietnamese community, fellow students and staff, and Irish families who had adopted children from Vietnam and more than €2200 was raised for the charity. Overall, a great success and can’t wait to attend next year’s event!

– Rikke Budolfsen, MBA Programme Manager