Zajel Visits Syria, Tours its
Universities, Institutions and Cities
Cooperation with Academy Syria, Nahas Group in Damascus, Zajel
Youth Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department at An-Najah
National University organized a study visit to Syria. Fourteen
students participated in the visit that has lasted for one week.
The program included a series of cultural visits to Syrian sites
such as the Umayyad Mosque, Qaser Al-Azem, Salaheddin Tomb, the
Old City of Damascus and its cultural sites, the Syrian Radio
and TV Station, Damascus University, Homs University,
Aleppo University, Aleppo
Citadel and other famous historical and architectural
features in Syria.
The Zajel Group met with Vice
President of the University of Homs, who briefed his guests on
the developments of the University and its programs. He also
assured the visiting delegation on the importance of cooperation
with An-Najah National University. Then, the Zajel group met
with the Dean of Students Affairs and the Director of the Public
Relations Department at the University of Homs who welcomed the
Palestinian guests and exchanged ideas about ways to reinforce
relationships between both sides.
group was the guest of the Radio Show, Youth Magazine that was
organized by the Damascus Radio Station. The show's theme was
about the philosophy of the Zajel Youth Exchange Program as well
as problems facing the Palestinian youth. The Zajel Group also
met administrators, employees, directors, actors and actresses
and representatives of the Damascus Radio and TV Station and
learned about the projects and mechanisms of action there.
Group also visited Ma`lola town, which is famous for preserving
the Aramaic language (the language of
Jesus Christ), and toured its historical sites, churches and its
mountains. This visit was an opportunity for the Palestinian
visiting students to learn about tolerance and coexistence in
Syria in which varied religious and cultural communities shape
the Syrian mosaic. Dr. Nabil Alawi, Director of the Public
Relations Department at An-Najah National University, said that
the study visit was a successful visit despite the
troubles that accompanied its preparations.
"It achieved its goals and we will work on planning more study
visits in the near future," he added.