Greater Amman Municipality Takes Part in Al- Salam Camp for Children

Published November 1st, 2009 - 03:27 GMT
Greater Amman Municipality participated recently in Al- Salam Camp for children, being held annually in Barcelona- Spain for children between 14-13 years old from different countries around the world. This world gathering helps promote youth potentials and enhance their existing capabilities, thus enabling them implement local projects based on participation, collaboration and creating awareness towards development goals.
The Jordanian delegation, represented by the CEO of Social Services in GAM, Taghreed Fakhouri, in addition to 6 participating children from the Municipal Council of GAM and Zaha Center Children, met with the Mayor of Barcelona Municipality and Mayor of Colombia. The delegation gave a presentation about modern Jordan history, photos of the Hashemite Family, Jordanian currency, Jordanian flag, historical sights, as well as brochures about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at large and Amman in particular, along with a presentation on Jordanian folkloric and traditional food (Mansaf).  
During the event, Fakhouri presented GAM Centennial Plaque to the Mayor of Barcelona.
The event included workshops, debates, discussions and activities about many topics such as the development goals of the millennium, children rights, human rights, global warming, fighting poverty, and multicultural issues.
It is worth mentioning that Al- Salam Camp or “Cultures Forum” is being held in collaboration with the United Nation and civil society institutions. It is an annual gathering with hundreds of youth and children from all around the universe to gather with those eager to launch local projects about multicultural, sustainable development and global peace. The camp hosts children from countries that suffer from economic, cultural and environmental problems or countries adjacent to wars and conflicts zones or countries that took a leading role in bridging the gaps between countries in regard to development, growth, and peace.

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