• Short Summary

    Groups of Jordanian secondary school students have completed a comprehensive programme of activities at the Wasfi El-Tell work and development summer camps.

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    Groups of Jordanian secondary school students have completed a comprehensive programme of activities at the Wasfi El-Tell work and development summer camps.

    The youngsters taking part have prepared sites for new schools, opened streets in nearly villages and cleared sand from and ancient Roman Castle.

    The camps were originally started by Wasfi El-Tell and named after King Hussein. But when the former Jordanian Prime Minister was assassinated last year in Cairo they were re-named 'Martyr Wasfi El-Tell Work and Development Camps' in his honour.

    Their programmes are designed to give them practical knowledge and experience of municipal and rural affairs, agriculture and tourism.

    On successful completion of the course, each student receives a special diploma.

    SYNOPSIS: IT's been a busy but educational summer this year for the young Jordanian secondary students attending work camps near Amman. Their chores included clearing sand from an ancient Roman Castle.

    The camps were originally founded by Wasfi El-Tell and named after King Hussein. But when the former Jordanian Prime Minister was assassinated last year in Cairo they were renamed Martyr Wasft El-Tell Work and Development Camps in his honour.

    The students' work programme also included preparing sties for new schools, opening streets in nearby villages and converting an army barracks into school classrooms.

    The various camps are sponsored by the Ministry of Education and session last for three weeks. Students work on average five hour a day....it's estimated that when the camps close for this summer, some two-thousand five-hundred youngsters will have been in attendance this year.

    Their programmes are designed to give them practical knowledge and experience of municipal and rural affaire, agriculture and tourism. On completing the course each student receives a spacial diploma.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYL3IINUSBD279QUY5YHIO0ZR
    Media URN:
    VLVADYL3IINUSBD279QUY5YHIO0ZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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