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SQCC hosted students from LaSalle-Backus Education Campus as part of Embassy Adoption Program

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SQCC hosted students from LaSalle-Backus Education Campus as part of EAP Program


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a fifth grade class from LaSalle-Backus Education Campus as part of the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) on Tuesday 19 November. EAP is a special collaboration between Washington Performing Arts and D.C. Public Schools. Students toured SQCC’s permanent exhibition featuring examples of traditional Omani dress, a model of Oman's irrigation system (known in Arabic as falaj), and a variety of cultural items including traditional silverwork and model dhows. Students received miniature World Traveler/Welcome to Oman passports stamped with the Omani emblem and SQCC logo. Students also received name tags with their names, grade level, and school in Arabic.


After their tour, the group listened 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 touched and smelled frankincense for the first time. Students also asked questions about daily life, food, traditions, and culture in Oman. 


Pictures from the visit can be viewed here.

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