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Childrens Cultural Festival unveiled in Mishref

The Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah, unveiled the 17th edition of the children and pre-teens cultural festival at Abdulaziz Hussein Cultural Centre in Mishref.

The children festival plays a major role in developing love of children towards national traditions and heritage, and thereby, initiating a sense of belonging to the country and its culture.

The President of National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), Sheikh Salman, speaking on the side-lines of the inaugural ceremony, said that such kind of cultural festivals reflect the state’s interest in caring or children and pre-teens who will make its future.

Organized by co-operation between NCCAL and Dhuwa Al-Yaddah Centre, the festival features a range of activities aiming to help children and pre-teens to acquire new skills while also sharpening the ones they have.

The event reflects the state’s strategy of improving partnership between public and private sectors to serve the society, the minister said.

The 13-day event also includes lectures in environment protection, history, healthy lifestyle, reading, drawing, music playing and sculpturing skills. The event also hosts various entertainment activities and competitions. The Chairman of Dhuwa Al-Yaddah Centre, Abdulmohsen Al-Sane said that the festival is an attempt to help children and teens to utilize summer holidays in acquiring new skills through 24 artistic, cultural and craftsmanship workshops.

A photo exhibition is held on sidelines of the festival showcasing a range of photos, documenting Kuwait’s history, environment and modern renaissance.

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