• Short Summary

    A NEW EDUCATION CENTRE WAS OPENED AT PIKINE, NEAR DAKAR, ON SUNDAY BY M. RACINE?

  • Description

    A NEW EDUCATION CENTRE WAS OPENED AT PIKINE, NEAR DAKAR, ON SUNDAY BY M. RACINE N'DIAYE SENEGALESE MINISTER FOR YOUTH AND SPORT. SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MOORS OF SENEGAL, THE CENTRE IS PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE LITERACY AMONG THE COUNTRY'S ARABIC PEOPLE.

    THE LOCAL PEOPLE AT PIKINE DANCED AND SANG TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION. M. ISSA SARR, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ASSOCIATION, DELIVERED THE OPENING ADDRESS, BEFORE THE MINISTER CUT THE CEREMONIAL TAPE, TO DECLARE THE NEW CENTRE OPEN.

    IN HIS ADDRESS, M. SARR SAID A FIRST EDUCATION CENTRE HAD BEEN OPENED AT TALIBOUBESS LAST OCTOBER AND OTHER FACILITIES HAD BEEN ADDED SINCE THEN. CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MEN, WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS. THE ASSOCIATION WORKS WITH SCHOOL BOOKS MADE AVAILABLE BY THE BUREAU D'ALPHABETISATION (LITERACY OFFICE). APART FROM READING AND WRITING, THE CENTRES TEACH SINGING, RECITATION, PHYSICAL TRAINING, SOCIAL SCIENCES, ROAD SAFETY AND HANDICRAFTS. ORGANISED OUTINGS ARE ALSO INCLUDED. 16 FRENCH TEACHERS AND 5 OR ARABIC WORK FOR THE ASSOCIATION, UNDER THIS SCHEME.

    ONE OF THE WIDER ASPECTS OF THE SCHEME IS HE INTEGRATION OF THE MOORS IN THE SENEGALESE SOCIETY. M. SARR UNDERLINED THE COMMON TRAITS OF THE AFRICAN AND ARABIC HERITAGE IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS. HE ADDED, "AS THE NATIONS MOVE CLOSER TO EACH OTHER ON THE ROAD TO AFRICAN UNITY, WE TOO MUST STRENGTHEN OUT NATIONAL UNITY BY A CONSTANT SEARCH FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT WILL HELP TO BIND US TOGETHER."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZW6RRW70P2W0UYTP3HUWV5FG
    Media URN:
    VLVADZW6RRW70P2W0UYTP3HUWV5FG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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