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FUNN creates movie magic for children at Zaatari Refugee Camp

posted on 04/04/2017: 632 views


The FUNN establishment, a Sharjah-based organisation, dedicated to promoting media arts among the youth, has provided children at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan with cinema screenings and held photography workshops for displaced persons.

The activity at the Zaatari Refugee Camp was designed as a humanitarian gesture from FUNN. Five screenings took place at the camp, with two each for boys and girls and one for women in celebration of Mother's Day. A total of 800 children and 200 mothers were able to attend the screenings.

During each film session, FUNN representatives Mariam Al Mualla and Aisha Mohamed gave out gifts to the cinema-goers, including colouring books, crayons, popcorn and snacks for the children. Also attending the screenings were World Food Programme, WFP, Ambassadors, WFP, Amal Dabbas and Nada Sharara.

The organisation also conducted a photography workshop for ten children between the ages of 12-16, with the results to be displayed at Sharjah International Children's Film Festival 2017, SICFF, which will begin in October. FUNN gifted 11 cameras to WFP to be used for future workshops in the camp, with the participating children also receiving certificates.

Commenting on the initiative, H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Director of FUNN and SICFF, said, "We felt it is important to provide mothers and children at the Zaatari camp with entertainment, in the form of movie screenings and workshops, that would act as a medium for the children to express themselves."

Sheikha Jawaher added, "The photography workshops were formulated to provide the youngsters with an opportunity to grow their skills, which they can benefit from as they grow older. Ultimately we aimed to show that these children and their parents are not forgotten." http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302606618

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