Nepalese Traditions at Children's Summer Camp
UNIFIL’s Nepalese Battalion (NEPBATT) participated on the 15th of August in Houla’s Children Summer Camp where more than 150 children and their parents took part. The summer camp was organized by Houla’s Development Committee, Social Development Centre, the Scouts and Houla Public School.
Throughout the day the children enjoyed a variety of games and entertainment. One of the highlights was a cultural show presented by Nepalese peacekeepers, introducing the children to traditions of Nepal and allowing them to discover a new world. Spanish peacekeepers participated in the camp as well and presented the children with various gifts, including toys.
At the end of the program, Mrs. Sana Awad, the Director of Houla's Development Committee and Mrs. Insaaf Mustafa, Director of the Social Development Center, both expressed their appreciation for UNIFIL's support to the children’s summer camp. They were particularly thankful for NEPBATT's active participation and involvement with the children by providing them with a glimpse of Nepalese culture and traditions.
UNIFIL'S contingents carry out outreach activities in local communities regularly. These interactions help to bring peacekeepers and the local population closer together and foster a better understanding of each other.