Zajel Hosts an American Student
Youth Exchange Program organized a study visit for an American
delegation of students, in which they visited the university's new
and old campuses. The local volunteers of Zajel Program explained
more about the university and its different faculties, they also
visited the Voice of An-Najah Radio Station and met its staff; the
delegation were introduced to the programs and its activities.
delegation then headed towards the old city of Nablus, where they
visited some of the interesting sites there and saw some of the
ruins and the destruction left by Israeli invasions. The
delegation also visited the new Askar refugee camp and met with
the head of the Social Development Center, who explained the role
of the center in the refugee camp and the different activities
organized by the center to benefit the citizens of the camp,
especially the children, through useful clubs and activities. They
were then taken on a tour in the camp, meeting people of the camp
and eye-witnesses of the 1948 catastrophe.
visit was organized as part of the co-operation between the
Alternative Tourism Group, ATG, in Bethlehem, which works in the
field of study programs for students and international visitors
interested in the region. ATG is working to promote tourism in the
Palestinian areas, with an emphasis on human and cultural tourism,
and aims to invite more people to Palestinian areas, using
Palestinian tour guides and facilities.