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Russian humanitarian mission visits a nursery and a church in Damascus

Damascus (ST): In parallel with  holding the international conference on the refugees' return, the Russian humanitarian mission paid a visit to the March 8 Nursery  in al-Qusoor area and presented school bags, gifts and toys to children.

Director of the mission Sergey Shiftshok said that the mission has been offering humanitarian aid since 2015 targeting the displaced and school students, noting that during today's visit, the mission presented school bags and toys that develop the intellectual abilities of the students in addition to meals for 120 students.

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of his passing...Mustafa Al-Akkad is a creative talent and martyr

Damascus, (ST)- In honor of the Syrian international cinematic creator and director Mustafa Al-Akkad, the Arab Cultural Center in Al-Adawi, in cooperation with the General Film Organization, held an event celebrating his artistic career and cinematic achievements on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of his passing away.

The event included a symposium entitled (Mustafa Al-Akkad, creator and martyr) with a documentary film by the director and film critic, Awad Al-Qadro. The film dealt with the life of the late Akkad ,narrated with the voice of the brilliant artist, Mona Wasef, starting from his birth in 1930 in Aleppo, his primary and secondary education, and his interest in cinema. The film also focused on his travel to the United States to study the seventh art, his work in Hollywood and his film "The Message", in its Arabic and English versions, and the wide fame that it achieved. In addition to the film "Omar Al-Mukhtar", for which Mustafa Al-Akkad chose a foreign actor to portray the hero, with the aim of convincing the Western viewer of the justice of our cases, leading to his latest film project on Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, but he was martyred before he completed it.

Syrian author, Dr. Al-Muthanna Al-Saleh launches his new book “Think Twice“

"Think Twice" book is about leadership dynamics and employee turnover in organizations, specifically in the tourism and hospitality industry.

This book examines employee resignation, why managers struggle, what problems play a big role, and what makes good leaders.

The book also contains the procedures followed in the tourism facilities to confront the Corona epidemic, and then puts forward visions for the preparation for the post-pandemic phase.

The book is based on accurate scientific research and numerous interviews that include managers, employees and a group of decision-makers in the tourism field.

It’s to be mentioned that Dr. Al-Muthanna is a Lecturer and university teacher, and he developed curricula in the Syrian Tourism Faculties.

Martyr Ibrahim Naama Hospital Rehabilitation

The National Hospital of the Martyr Dr. IbrahimNaama in  Jableh has witnessed maintenance and rehabilitation works in a number of departments and offices. Dr. Qusay al-Khalil, Director of the hospital, stated that a team from the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development in Lattakia maintained and rehabilitated a number of departments and offices in the hospital.Maintenance works included departments of:esoteric, obstetrics,radiology and surgery; in addition to a children's wing, residents' ward, administrative unit, pharmacy and quality office on the third floor.

Dr. AL-Khalil  said that the renewing works comprise beautifying the hospital facade, installing new ceilings with lighting, in addition to implementing works within the paramedic department.

It is reported that Jableh Hospital has returned to work in its outpatient clinics, laboratory, radiology unit and operation rooms, taking into account the adherence to all precautionary measures to prevent Coronavirus.

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The ‘To the end of life’ film continues filming, Minister Sara: The Syrian media that stood by the army deserves to be immortalized through a cinematic work

Director Basil Al-Khatib, along with a number of Syrian drama stars, continue to film the events of the feature film of ‘To the end of life’ which tells the story of terrorists who kidnapped a Syrian journalist while she covering the operations of the Syrian Arab Army in the face of terrorism.

The Organization for Arab Radio and TV is producing the film which is written by writer Samer Muhammad Ismail.

 “The film tells the story of a war reporter whose name is Lara. She is kidnapped by a terrorist group while  covering the military operations. The Syrian Arab Army liberates Lara and returns her to her family,” writer Samer Muhammad Ismail said to Syria Times.

“The film sheds light on  the Syrian war correspondents’ suffering  during their covering the war against Syria,” Ismail added.

The film shows the effective role of  Syrian journalist in reporting the events of the battles against terrorism.

The Minister of Information Imad Sara visited the filming site and met with the film crew and camera team.

Minister Sara was briefed on the stages of the film's completion and stated: “The Syrian journalist were embedded with the Syrian Arab Army step by step they deserve to have a film made for them .”

Fun at Martyr’s School

A Syrian teacher resorts to social media to innovate a unique method of education by integrating music and fun with the educational process. With love and passion, Nagham Ali, teacher at Martyr Ali Ahmad Al-Shanbur School in Tartous, invests her drawing, singing and musical skills in stimulating the spirit of participation and interaction among her first-grade pupils.

She uses drawing and music as a method of teaching and delivering scientific material to students by helping them learn and develop new skills away from traditional indoctrination methods.

A Young Syrian Man Documents the History of Arab Currency

Documentation can come in different forms including the academic specialization and individual hobby.

Under the title “from the History of Money in Arab Africa” the young Syrian Humam Abdul Rahman continues his project in documenting the history of currencies in the Arab world.

The book includes chapters on the currencies of the Arab countries in the continent of Africa and explains them with information and pictures in terms of shape, history, and currency development in each country.

The 18-year Syrian youth, who is a student in the third grade of secondary school, told SANA that his study did not prevent him from continuing in his interest in collecting money and documenting it in a scientific and accurate manner.

He indicated that he depends on the central bank of each country to document its currencies in addition to his communication with people who are interested in this field to obtain the most accurate information.