The International Festival of Language and Culture – organized by the Turquoise Harmony Institute in association with Horizon Educational Trust, South African Turkish Business Association, and the Dept. of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation – is an annual celebration and showcase for the diversity of linguistic talents from across the world. The International Festival of Language and Culture first started in 2003 and proceeded with only 17 countries participating. Whereas last year, 145 countries took part in this event with more than 2000 participants.

The mission of The International Festival of Language and Culture is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The IFLC is serving to support young students around the world giving them an opportunity to promote their own cultures to their peers from around the world and to local audiences. It is our mission to support and promote fellowship and dialogue amongst the youth of all cultural backgrounds.

We are trying to promote research, learning, and information exchanges in support of peace, friendship, and understanding. Students try to engage with the visitors and the local community through initiating and participating in social, cultural, and educational activities. They are building strong ties and lasting friendships, and raising hopes for world peace.

Respect, tolerance, and goodwill are the keystones to enjoying the diversity of our world. We are all linked together in a world created for all of us to share and enjoy.