Turkish School in Sanaa Holds its Annual Bazaar [Archives:2001/22/Culture]
The Turkish school in Sanaa had on Thursday held its annual bazaar and the scientific exhibition. The ceremony was attended by the Turkish ambassador to Yemen, Mr Ahmet Demirbag, Mr Mahmoud Said and Ahmed Al-Nounu from the ministry of education and a large audience estimated at 1500 visitors.
The festival began at 10 o’clock a.m. with an opening speech by Mr Faruk Yanik, chairman of the school board. The school students began after that performing some activities included songs, plays and a fashion show of folkloric costumes representing some Yemeni areas, some Arab and foreign countries. The event had then included opening of a scientific exhibition prepared by students of the school exhibiting scientific experiments such as generating electricity out of lemon, invisible ink, lighting cigarettes by with water, simple reactors, water clocks, experiments of pressure in addition to making simple instruments from cardboard, such as telescope and thermometers.
A large number of local and foreign companies took part in the bazaar, particularly Seren company. The ceremony also included a wing for Turkish dishes and desserts that was received with good admiration of the audience. L’amour musical ensemble had played a group of distinguished musical pieces that entertained all. At the end of the ceremony there was a draw for valuable prizes.
It is worth mentioning that the Turkish school in Sanaa was inaugurated in 1998 and the most important of its missions is developing education in Yemen. Scientific materials are taught in English while literary ones in Arabic. The school, which consists both elementary and secondary stages, is licensed by the Yemeni ministry of education.