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"Let's Make Syria Beautiful" Clean-up Campaign by "Assawari" Civil Society Association in Lattakia

LATTAKIA, (ST)- Besides its many different activities that seek providing assistance mainly to children affected by the crisis in Syria, the "Assawari" civil society association in Lattakia recently launched  a clean-up, awareness and beautification campaign in the city under the slogan "let us make Syria beautiful" with the participation of more than 50 volunteers of different age categories.

The campaign, which is the first of its kind by the association, aims at disseminating awareness about protecting environment, maintaining cleanness and beautifying the streets of Lattakia. Bags for collecting the waste and leaflets encouraging cleanness and urging commitment to its rules were distributed to citizens in streets and public places. 

To shed light on the association's goals and activities, the Syria Times e-newspaper interviewed Head of "Assawari" Association, Mrs. Afnan Belal.

She said that under the slogan: "a smile, health, and education" the association was established in 2016 with the approval of the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry.

Mrs. Belal clarified that the ongoing crisis in Syria has affected all walks of life in the country and caused suffering to all categories of the Syrian society, particularly children who are the major victims of the crisis.

Syria’s internal opposition endorse Astana 6

The Syrian internal opposition groups fully endorse the results of Astana’s sixth round on establishing a de-escalation zone in Idleb province and expressed their categorical rejection of the existence of any Turkish force in the Syrian territories.

The two-day sixth round of talks on Syria in Astana waskicked off on September 14with the participation of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari.

'Abaq al-Yasmine' carnival honors mother of 5 martyrs

The Citadel of Damascus, which protected the city in ancient centuries and was hit by mortar shells during the ongoing terror war on Syria, hosted yesterday the 'Abaq al-Yasmine' carnival.

The carnival, organized by the 'Syrian Eagles' team and the 'Mother of Martyr' Group , honored several actors, actresses, singers, and the mother of 5 martyrs Deya'a Abed al-Hamwi, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The agency reported that the carnival's program included national songs performed by 'al-Farah' Chorus and Circacsian dances that were received with warm applauses from audiences.

Over the past six years, a lot of activities have been held by government and Non-Governmental Organizations to honor martyrs' families and people, who played key role in defending the homeland in many fields.

Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad Visits Dar al-Aman School for Martyrs’ Sons in Tartous

TARTOUS- Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad visited on Thursday Dar al-Aman School for the Martyrs’ sons which was opened in the city of Tartous at the beginning of the new school semester.

According to SANA, Mrs. Al-Assad toured the classrooms and exchanged cordial speech with students about their hopes and aspirations for the future, encouraging them to exert effort and excellence in their studies to be “the best successor to the best predecessor.”

80 Syrian Children Take Part in Minsk Camp

MINSK – Some 80 Syrian children, including children of martyrs and others who have lost parental care, celebrated a Syrian Child Day event as part of a 15-day camp for children of different nations held in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

The Syrian children presented various singing and folkloric performances during the event, in addition to their participation in preparing a lunch banquet of the Syrian cuisine.

During a tour at the camp, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Rima al-Qadiri hailed the “great attention” paid to the Syrian children participating in the camp’s activities, along with 8 supervisors.

SARC Daraa Branch Offered Medical Services to 350.000 Persons in Past Seven Years

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch in Daraa province, south of the country, has offered emergency medical services to 350.000 persons over the past seven years.

It has become a main supporter in the field of emergency medical services after expanding its medical services within few years to meet the increasing needs of persons under the terror war imposed on the country, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

Syrian Government Seeks Integrating Youths in Labor Market, International Meetings

"Youth Building Peace' is the title selected for marking the International Youth Day in 2017 in order to stress the importance of youths' participation in peace issues and in community development.

In this context, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rema Qadri told the Syrian News Agency (SANA) that Syria pressed ahead with attaching great importance to youths despite the terror war imposed on the country since 2011.