The BA Celebrates World Children's Day

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The BA Children and Young People's Libraries are organizing an event in celebration of the World Children's Day under the title "Around the World in a Day", in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNICEF, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children and Caritas Egypt. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, 29 November, at 9:00 am, at the BACC West Exhibition Hall and the Small Theater.

The celebration comes as part of the World Children's Day, and will introduce the participating children to the right of children to play and engage in cultural and artistic activities, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child issued by the United Nations in 1989. Through this event, children will learn about the cultures, customs and traditions of different peoples.

The celebration will include several interactive workshops aimed at educating children in an innovative and amusing way, and will be held in the West Exhibition Hall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will also feature a dance performance from Sudan and a theatrical show for children that will be held in the Small Theater, along with a guided tour of the BA.

Multiple foreign cultural centers in Alexandria will participate this year in the presentation of workshops and theatrical performances, most notably the French Institute in Alexandria, the Goethe-Institut and the Instituto Cervantes, as well as the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology, and Senghor University. The event will witness the participation of a group of students from 7 different African countries (Cameroon, Benin, Madagascar, Haiti, Chad, Burkina Faso, Gabon), and from Caritas Egypt, in groups from different Arab countries including Syria, Yemen and Sudan, together with the participation of different BA sectors, namely the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Writing and Scripts Center, the Antiquities Museum and the Maps Library.

Refugee children (UNHCR) and migrant children (IOM) will also take part in the celebration in order to ensure their integration with Egyptian children from public and private primary and preparatory schools in Alexandria, and to help promote acceptance of others and reject bullying.