Girl scout camp [Archives:2004/779/Local News]

October 7 2004

By Fahmia AL-Fotih
For the Yemen Times

Within the framework of activities held to celebrate the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the September Revolution, The Girls Scout Association (GSA) concluded on Sunday 26th September a 9-day guiding camp taking place in the Women's Center for Training.
Ms. Najat Al-Khalki, a member at the GSA, told the Yemen Times about the camp “This is the second national guide camp that the GSA has organized to celebrate the anniversaries of September, October and November.”
She further said, “There are about 200 participants from different governorates. The aim of this camp is to give a chance to young girls to take part in celebrating the anniversaries of the revolution, as well as to let them acquire experiences and knowledge from the camp's programs and curricula, the most important of which is to realize the role of women in the development of society.”
She gave more explanation on the activities of the camp: “The girls joined different workshops and activities according to their interests. There are skills, leadership, development, amusements, sport games and culture workshops.”
It is worth mentioning that the girl scouts (along with a number of boy scout teams) organized on Sunday 21st September, a festival in Al-Sabeen Park.
Mr. Jamal AL-Khwalani, Undersecretary of the capital, Sana'a, attended the event and pointed out the importance of youth camps in evolving young talents and encouraging them to acquire new skills besides deepening and strengthening the relationships between young Yemeni people.
Al-Khwalani also invited everybody to benefit from these camps, and other meetings for youth groups..
He also revealed that the political leadership pays constant attention to the youth sector, as it is one of the bases of the development processes.