Arab Children’s Congress opens with focus on education

July 14th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Amman, July 14 (Xinhua) Some 150 youngsters, between 14 and 16 years of age, gathered here to take part in the International Arab Children’s Congress which kicked off Monday focusing on education. Participants from 20 countries in the Arab world, America, Europe and Asia came to attend the 28th session of the congress.

During this year’s congress entitled “Quality Education is Key,” participants will discuss issues such as art, gender equality, cultural diversity, human rights and education, local daily Jordan Times reported.

They will be encouraged through various creative art disciplines in drama, music, visual arts and debate sessions to discuss the theme of the congress and come up with recommendation that will be announced by Congress Director Lina Attel during the closing ceremony July 20 at Al Hussein Cultural Center here.

The convention was launched by Jordan’s Queen Noor following the 1980 Arab summit held in Amman, in an attempt to give children and youth the same opportunity as leaders of nations to express their needs and aspirations.

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