This year's Cheza Nami diversity camp will end its weeklong session into African art and music today with a student play at Amador Valley High School.
The camp, which aims to teach sixth through eighth graders about cultural diversity, engages kids with workshops African drumming, African dance, crafts, games and leadership discussions, according to the program website.
The play will be at noon today in the multipurpose room at Amador Valley High, 1155 Santa Rita Road. The public is invited to attend and to experience students' drum and dance routine.
The program is held annually and costs $250 per child, but scholarships are available for some children, according to the program's website. The camp is open to all children, not just students in the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Amador Valley teacher Heather Pereira said the camp was born when Cheza Nami foundation CEO Catherine Ndungu-Case proposed the collaboration after doing some diversity events at PUSD schools.
Pereira said kids really responded to Ndungu-Case's lessons and embraced the new culture they were learning about.