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"Searching for Amazement", in Esber's Paintings

The entire story started few years ago, when I entered, for an issue related to work, the office of the new Chair of the English Language Teaching Department at the Higher Language Institute at Damascus University, Dr. Mada Saleh,whom at the point,I knew nothing about her rich background; yet from the first eye contact I felt something special, she was very welcoming with such a charming personality,her serenity and peace of mind revealed a vivid soul and mind. Two years later, I held a solo photography expo and invited Dr. Mada, who told me that her mother too is an artist. A year later, her mother, Dr. Fatma Esber,held an expo at Abu Roumana Cultural Center.

Randa Tuffaha shows Keys from Palestinian memory

Artist Randa Tuffahaheld her third solo exhibition entitled "Keys from Memory" at the Arab culture center of Abou Rummanah ,Damascus .


The exhibition, which is about the Palestinian cause and the right to return to their homeland, includes more than 40 paintings of various sizes between small, medium and large, using oil colors which she likes.

“ Dieatuna” initiative pioneering ideas that lead the community a better life

Since youth form a significant part of society , they have an important and prominent role in supporting society’s progress and activating its development .  

Various youth  initiatives play a key role in developing an individual’s sense of social responsibility  through programs and activities targeting different age categories. “Dieatuna” ( Our village) initiative in Lattakia is one among such initiatives . 

Shedding light on this initiative Syriatimes e-newspaper interviewed the founder of the initiative Miss Manar Aboud who said “ Through “Dieatuna” initiative we try to embody the idea that the world is a small village. It  is a  voluntary youth initiative  launched from the urgent and growing need in the local community for the existence of a community work nucleus that stimulates positive change   and launches sustainable initiatives based on available local resources”.

Book signing ceremony of " Life Goes On" at the Arab Cultural Center in Damascus

The Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh hosted the signing ceremony of the book “Life Goes On” by Amal Abu Samra, which was published last year by the Syrian General Book Organization.

The ceremony was attended by, Director General of the Syrian Book Commission Thaer Zein Eddin , the ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Damascus Wajid Fauzi, the members of the Indonesian Embassy in Damascus , Director of the Arab Cultural Center "Abu Rummana" Rabab Ahmad,, and a number of Directors , writers and intellectuals.

Syrian Diplomatic Club delegation visits Aamal organization to support its social work

Aamal is a Syrian social non-governmental organization for Persons with Disabilities. It was established in 2002 in Damascus to provide rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and to enable them to be effective and independent in their life under the supervision of international experts.

Chairman of the Syrian Diplomatic Club, Ms. Reneva Fourie, and a number of club members recently visited the Aamal organization to be briefed on the organization’s various activities and to discuss ways to support its social work.
Aamal’s Executive Manager, Rana Al-Mnajjed said that Aamal provides training programs to workers in the field assisting people with disabilities, especially those with hearing, speech and language disorders and autism.

“The organization focuses on strengthening and expanding academic programs in Syrian universities in the fields of special education, health sciences and rehabilitation in cooperation with international academic institutions,” she added.
Ms. Fourie and club members toured the sections and departments of the organization where they were acquainted with how the organization works .

Ms. Fourie told Syria times : “The primary purpose of the Diplomatic Club of Syria( DCOS) is to organize fundraising events in support of charitable institutions. Our first fundraiser for the year will be a Ladies’ Brunch on the 10th of March.