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SQCC hosted students from Burrville Elementary School as part of EAP Program

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a fifth grade class from Burrville Elementary School as part of the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) on Thursday 27 September. EAP is a special collaboration between Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools. Students toured SQCC’s permanent exhibition, which features examples of traditional Omani dress, a model of Oman's irrigation system known in Arabic as falaj, and a variety of cultural items.  

After their tour, the group listed to a presentation on Oman’s culture, history, and people. During the presentation, students learned about the collection and utility of frankincense as they passed around traditional Omani frankincense burners called majmars. Most students touch and smelled frankincense for very the first time. Students also asked questions about daily life, food, traditions, and culture in Oman. Students ended their visit in SQCC’s library, where they learned more about Oman through a wide range of publications about cultural heritage.   

Pictures from the visit can be viewed here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Monday, 01 October, 2018 at 12:00 AM