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SQCC hosted students from Key Elementary School as part of EAP program

Friday, October 13, 2017

On Friday 13 October, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a class of fifth graders from Key Elementary School as part of the Embassy Adoption Program, a collaboration between Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools. Students toured SQCC’s permanent exhibition, which features examples of traditional Omani dress, a model of Oman's irrigation system known in Arabic as "falaj," and genuine artifacts of traditional life in Oman.

After their tour, the group listed to a cultural presentation on Oman’s culture, history, and people. During the presentation, students also learned about the collection and utility of frankincense as they passed around traditional Omani frankincense burners called “majmars” and smelled frankincense for the first time. Lastly, the students asked many questions about daily life, food, traditions, and culture in Oman.

Pictures from the visit can be viewed here.


Posted By: jmahmood - Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 at 12:00 AM