YCF allocates YR46m for summer centers [Archives:2005/868/Business & Economy]

August 15 2005

The Youth Care Fund (YCF) allocated 46 million and 80 thousand riyals for supporting functions and activities of summer centers that have just commenced in most of the Yemeni governorates. The support aims to engage students in many educational and sporting activities and help them gain experiences and information related to sports, culture, scout, society and environment.

The summer centers are established on the base of specified measures giving priority to offering services to a considerable number of people. The project includes the establishment of rooms and halls convenient for the pursuit of different activities. It was stated the number of learners should not be less than 150 per center, a system that is followed in a number of electoral constituencies in each governorate.

The summer centers are aimed at attracting schoolboys during the summer vacation to exploit their leisure time and develop their hobbies and abilities. Activities of these centers contribute to deepening concepts of the national unity in the minds of youth and keep them away from blind fanaticism and racial discrimination.

According to the draft project of implementing activities and functions of the summer centers this year, types of centers have been specified on the basis of age categories, including junior centers that accommodate primary schoolboys and youth centers for secondary school and university students.