FRIENDS International and Intercultural Festival at DIU, June 2021
Official Opening Event at DIU, April 2021
On 2nd April 2021, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt activities in many educational institutions, DIU celebrated the opening of the Erasmus+ funded FRIENDS Teahouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This opening, which had been delayed for many months, was celebrated with full awareness of the COVID-19 disease. DIU Co-founder and President Dr. Raymond Zepp gave a speech detailing DIU’s commitment to internationalisation at home and the benefits of being involved in the FRIENDS project. Certificates were also presented to the 3 winners of DIU’s Digital Storytelling Contest, Vet Samnang, Kung Makara, and Thorn Panhapa. The students were also presented with their Intercultural Passports, having completed both the FRIENDS IACD MOOC and the production of a digital story.